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How Domain Access is Controlled

You can leverage your authentication process to provide Reflection X Advantage authentication. Reflection X Advantage supports the following authentication methods:

  • Windows
    The default authentication system when the Reflection X domain controller is installed on a Windows system.
  • PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules)
    Available for several non-Windows operating systems. This is the default authentication system when the Reflection X domain controller is installed on a non-Windows system.
  • LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)
    A generic way of authenticating users that can be used with a number of directory servers that support LDAP. The configuration of LDAP authentication allows it to be used with different LDAP servers that have non-standard schema.
  • Reflection X Internal
    A lightweight mechanism for authenticating users. The Reflection X Advantage administrator manually maintains a list of users.

The default Reflection X Advantage authentication method depends on the operating system of the computer on which you installed the domain controller. If it is installed on a Windows computer, Windows authentication is used. If it is installed on a non-Windows computer, PAM authentication is used.

You can set up your authentication system either to add users to the domain automatically when they log on, or to require that users must be added individually. (Requiring individual assignments allows you to provide access to only a subset of known users.)

Note: Automatically adding users is supported for all authentication methods except the Internal method.