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Domain authentication

This topic describes the use of domain authentication.

For domain authentication, users authenticate against Microsoft Active Directory. When a user attempts to authenticate, the reports client asks for a user name, domain, and password and passes that information to the reports server. The reports server relays that information to the Authentication Service, which delegates user authentication to the Active Directory domain controller. The Active Directory registry stores the names and passwords of registered users within its Kerberos realm (in Microsoft Windows, a Kerberos realm is an Active Directory domain.) If the domain controller successfully authenticates the user, the user is authenticated and granted a session credential.

Notes

  • If you are configuring domain authentication for users in
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  • If you do not create domain users in BMC Server Automation, you cannot log on to
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To implement domain authentication, you can use the following approaches:

  • The most secure approach instructs the 

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    1. Registering an Authentication Service in an Active Directory domain
    2. Configuring for domain authentication
  • A less secure approach allows the 

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