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Setting the User Authentication Type

The Authentication function of Management & Control Services (MCS) allows you to specify the level of security that is required to access the MCS console, write (store) host access configurations on the MCS server, and access configurations stored on MCS using compatible client applications (for example, Viewers).

The following procedure allows you to set the authentication type for accessing the MCS console only. MCS-compatible products may provide alternative methods for accessing authentication settings for their product-specific purposes.

To configure MCS user authentication
  1. In the MCS selection panel, point to MCS Functions and then click MCS Security.

    The MCS Security tree appears.

  2. In the MCS Security tree, click Plus sign next to Console Access, or double-click Console Access, to expand the list of items.

  3. Click Authentication.

    The Authentication page appears in the MCS management panel.

  4. From the Authentication Type list box, select the desired level authentication for accessing the MCS console.

  5. If necessary, change the settings for the remaining options.

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

  6. Click Save to activate your settings.

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