Authentication servers provide a means to allow users one-stop access to the Network Configuration Manager aplication without the need to build another password server in your environment.
Network Configuration Manager supports four authentication server options:
For validation to occur, prior to being setup in Network Configuration Manager, each user must be created on the Authentication Server. The instructions provided here are on the authentication server configuration details.
When a user is created, the method of authentication is selected. Based on this selection, when the user attempts to log into Network Configuration Manager, the user's User ID, and if needed, Password, are validated via the selected server.
There are two sets of configurable server details, Primary and Secondary. For validation to occur using the selected authentication server, at least one set of Server and Port details must be entered.
If you are using a single server address, the Secondary set should be left empty. In addition, for additional user security a lock out feature is available. To limit the number of attempts a user can try to access Network Configuration Manager, you can use this feature. For more information, see User Lock Security .