Setting Authentication for Connecting Through MCS

The following procedure describes how to specify the level of security required to access the Management & Control Services (MCS) console, or publish and access Viewer configurations on MCS.

To set the authentication type for your viewer session
  1. In the MCS left pane, point to Services, and then click Security.

  2. Under Security, click Authentication.

    The Authentication page appears in the MCS right pane.

  3. From the Authentication Type list box, specify the type of authentication to use.
    If you select
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    Client certificate or Username/Password MCS requests a client certificate; if it doesn't receive one, it authenticates the client using the user name/password. This option allows for a gradual migration from user name/password to client certificates.
    Client Certificate Only MCS requests the client certificate, which is validated against the certificate authority as well as the directory service used by MCS.
    Note If you select Client Certificate Only, Presentation Integrator users will not be able to publish or download presentations.

    For details on any of the options on the Authentication page, click Help in the upper-right corner of the window.

  4. Click Save to activate your settings.