Authentication settings are used to update how dbFront authenticates users either during the initial setup or at a later point. You can validate the settings before applying them to the server.
The Authentication settings are on the first tab of the Settings screen, which is accessed from [Help] \ [Settings]. The Application Server Settings can also be updated by manually updating the appropriate config file.
Authentication Source & Type
- User Container: The name of the active directory container(s) for users and groups. This is only required for non-default active directory structures. e.g. "CN=Users,DC=corp,DC=domain,DC=com"
- Context Type: The ContextType will automatically adjust depending upon the Server or Domain that is used to authenticate the user. If there is a problem, you can manually set it to either "Machine" if you are authenticating against the local machine or "Domain" if you are authenticating against a network Domain.
- Logon Type: The options are: Interactive, Network, or Batch.
The Interactive LoginType means that users need to have interactive Logon Rights.
The Network LoginType is for users that are expected to have network access privileges.
The Batch LoginType can be used to authenticate users that don't have either Interactive or Network rights.
Test / Save - User
To test the Authentication settings, enter a username and password and click on Test Security.
To save the settings you need to specify the name and password of a user with administrative access based on the new settings. When you click Save Setup, dbFront will use those credentials to validate the new settings and then save the updated settings.
Disable Authentication Setup
Unauthenticated access to Authentication Setup is only available while running directly on the Web Server and only if the [SetupLocked] configuration option is set to false. To lock the Authentication Setup please see: Application Server Settings;