About authentication settings

Security is maintained through user authentication and role-based authorization. User accounts can be local, where the user credentials are stored on the appliance, or they can be in a directory (Microsoft Active Directory, for example) hosted elsewhere, where the appliance contacts the designated directory server to verify the user credentials.

When logging in to the appliance, each user is authenticated by the authentication directory service, which confirms the user name and password. Use the Authentication settings panel to configure authentication settings on the appliance, which is populated with default values during first-time setup of the appliance.

For more information about authentication, see:

To view or make changes to Authentication settings, log in with Infrastructure administrator privileges. No other users are permitted to change or view these settings.

To view and access the Authentication settings menu, select Settings > Security > Authentication.

See also

Users and Groups