This documentation supports the 22.1 version of Action Request System.
To view an earlier version, select the version from the Product version menu.

Specifying internal and external authentication

By default,  AR System attempts to authenticate users internally. In all cases, if the user and password match a record in the User form, authentication succeeds. Similarly, in all cases, if the user and password do not match a record in the form, authentication fails.

To use external authentication, select one of the following options in the EA tab in the AR System Administration: Server Information form:


If the user group information is returned through external authentication, you cannot be a part of any administrator group. You can be a part of the administrator group only from the User form.

  • Cross Reference Blank Password—If a user does not provide a password, AR System  tries to cross-reference the user with an external source. See Cross-referencing blank passwords.


To use external authentication, you must set the External Authentication Server RPC Program Number field to 390695.

Understanding authentication methods in BMC Remedy AR System

The following diagrams explain the authentication methods in BMC Remedy AR System.

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