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Using the local authentication server

You can use a local authentication server to authenticate destination server user logins.

Note: The local authentication server does not have user-initiated password management features, so it does not easily scale to large groups of users. For large deployments, we recommend you use RADIUS or LDAP and provide instructions on your website how users can reset, recover, or change their passwords.

Basic steps:
  1. Add user accounts to the local authentication server.
  2. Select the local authentication server configuration and username when you create user groups.

Before you begin:

  • You must have Read-Write permission for System settings.
To use a local authentication server:
  1. Go to User Authentication > Local User.
  2. Click Create New to display the configuration editor.
  3. Complete the configuration as described in Local authentication server configuration.
  4. Save the configuration.

Local authentication server configuration

Settings Guidelines

Name

Name of the user account, such as user1 or user1@example.com.

Do not use spaces or special characters except the ‘at’ symbol ( @) or dot (.). The maximum length is 35 characters.

After you initially save the configuration, you cannot edit the name.

Password

Specify a password. The stored password will be encrypted.

Using the local authentication server

You can use a local authentication server to authenticate destination server user logins.

Note: The local authentication server does not have user-initiated password management features, so it does not easily scale to large groups of users. For large deployments, we recommend you use RADIUS or LDAP and provide instructions on your website how users can reset, recover, or change their passwords.

Basic steps:
  1. Add user accounts to the local authentication server.
  2. Select the local authentication server configuration and username when you create user groups.

Before you begin:

  • You must have Read-Write permission for System settings.
To use a local authentication server:
  1. Go to User Authentication > Local User.
  2. Click Create New to display the configuration editor.
  3. Complete the configuration as described in Local authentication server configuration.
  4. Save the configuration.

Local authentication server configuration

Settings Guidelines

Name

Name of the user account, such as user1 or user1@example.com.

Do not use spaces or special characters except the ‘at’ symbol ( @) or dot (.). The maximum length is 35 characters.

After you initially save the configuration, you cannot edit the name.

Password

Specify a password. The stored password will be encrypted.