Configure and Test User Authentication

Use the Administrative Console to test and configure user authentication. Basic procedures to help you get started are outlined here. For additional information, see Domain Authentication.

If you install your domain controller on a computer that is joined to a Windows domain, users with accounts in the same Windows domain can log onto the Reflection X Advantage using their Windows domain credentials. No additional configuration is needed. You can use the following procedure to test user authentication to the Reflection X Advantage domain.

To test authentication using Windows credentials

  1. Start Reflection X Advantage Administrative Console and log on to the Reflection X Advantage domain.
  2. From the tabs located along the left-hand side of the window, click Authentication.
  3. Click Test Authentication to test credentials for any valid Windows domain user.

 

If you install your domain controller on a UNIX system, PAM authentication is used by default. Any user who can log onto the UNIX computer can log onto the Reflection X Advantage domain. You can use the following procedure to test user authentication to the Reflection X Advantage domain.

To test authentication on UNIX systems

  1. Start Reflection X Advantage Administrative Console and log onto the Reflection X Advantage domain.
  2. From the tabs located along the left-hand side of the window, click Authentication.
  3. Click Test Authentication to test credentials for any valid account on the UNIX computer.

 

The internal authentication system is a light-weight authentication system that is available on all supported platforms. You may find it useful for testing or to set up a domain for a small group of users.

To configure Internal authentication

  1. Start Reflection X Advantage Administrative Console and log onto the domain.
  2. From the tabs located along the left-hand side of the window, click Authentication.
  3. Set Authentication system to Internal.
  4. Select a username, then click Change password icon (or Action > Set user's password) to set the password in the Internal authentication database.

    Note: Although an administrator account was created when you first logged on, the internal authentication database has no record of your password for this account because authentication was handled by Windows or PAM. You need to manually add users and set passwords when you use Reflection X Advantage Internal authentication. This is not required for the other authentication methods because authentication for Windows, PAM, or LDAP is managed by those systems. If you change to Internal authentication from the default authentication, any user who was added automatically will not be able to log on until you set a password for that user.

  5. Click Test Authentication and test your credentials to confirm that you can still log on to the domain using this account.

    Caution: After changing the authentication system, always test the administrator account before you log off. Without a valid administrator account, you won't be able to log on to the domain. (If you do find yourself locked out of your domain, a recovery option is available.)

  6. Click plus sign (or Action > New User) to add additional users to your domain. Enter a username and password for each user.

Related Topics

Domain Authentication

Set Up LDAP Authentication

Set Up Reflection X Advantage Internal Authentication

Add or Remove Domain Users

Unlock a Domain