The environment variable controls the authentication security features provided by the software. You can set the value of this variable to configure authentication. If is not specified, is assumed.

Note: The authentication features are enabled by default.

The environment variable SM_AUTHORITY has the following syntax:


Where <program1> is the program granting credentials and <program2> is the program validating the credentials. Program1 and Program2 may refer to the same program.

  • SM_AUTHORITY=<STD> means:
  • SM_AUTHORITY=<NONE> means:
  • SM_AUTHORITY=someAuthority means:

Optional arguments can be specified after the authority name. A comma may not be included within the program name. A comma may appear in the arguments if the argument is quoted. The angle brackets (< >) are required.