Using Windows Credentials for Authentication

Use this procedure if you are running on Windows and have access to two Windows domain accounts. If you don't have access to multiple accounts, see Using Reflection X Internal Authentication.

When you install Reflection X Advantage on a computer in a Windows domain, the only requirement for users to access the Reflection X Advantage domain is a successful logon using their Windows credentials. In this exercise, you'll see how this works by testing authentication for a sample user. In an actual installation, subsequent users would be added automatically whenever they log on successfully to your Reflection X Advantage domain using their Windows credentials.

To test authentication using Windows credentials

  1. From the tabs located along the left-hand side of the Administrative Console, click Authentication. Note the following:
    • Your name is already added to the list of user accounts, and the checkbox under Administrator is selected. By default, the first user to log on is set as a Reflection X domain administrator.
    • On a Windows system, Authentication system is set to “Windows” by default.
  2. Click Configure to see the currently configured Windows domain. Click Cancel to close the dialog box without making any changes. When Automatically create user account after successful logon is selected (the default), any user who can authenticate to this Windows domain can automatically authenticate to the Reflection X domain.
  3. Click Test Authentication. In the Test User Authentication dialog box, enter the name and password of your sample user account (this can be any user account that has access to the current Windows domain), then click Test.

    If authentication is successful, Reflection X Advantage adds the user automatically to the User Accounts list.

To continue the evaluation, go to Creating and Using Public Session Settings.