Configuring Microsoft Windows authentication

Each user account set up uses an authentication provider to facilitate user logon. By default, a pre-defined Application authentication provider is included. Multiple authentication types are supported, including those using the Lightweight Directory Access (LDAP) protocol. You can use the Manage Providers dialog box to add, modify or remove an authentication provider that uses Microsoft Windows.

To configure Microsoft Windows authentication

  1. In the desktop System Settings module, under Actions, click Manage Providers.
  2. In the Manage Providers dialog box, click Add.
  3. In the Authentication Provider Name box, type a name.
  4. In the Authentication Type list, select Windows.
  5. In the Domain/Filter box, type the name of your Microsoft Windows domain.
  6. For the fields in the Field Mapping group box (first name, last name, and email), type the Microsoft Windows directory property that contains the data that best matches the field name. The properties in the default Microsoft Windows directory do not contain explicit properties for first name, last name, or e-mail address, so the default of FullName for last name is a reasonable choice.
  7. Click OK.