User authentication using the web interface

When the server is installed, you can log in using the default root password (username=root, password=default).

Once logged in, you can specify which of the three modes of authentication should be used by going to:

        Admin (Image preferences) | Authentication (Image userauthentication) Authentication mechanism

The three different modes of authentication are shown in figure 4.2.

If LDAP or Active Directory are selected, a settings panel is revealed, where the details of the integration are specified. An example for LDAP settings is shown in figure 4.3.

Members of a group specified as an administrative group with login rights to the CLC Server will be configure the CLC Server using the functionality under the Admin tab of the web adminstrative interface, as well as set permissions on folders of data, as described in Access privileges and permissions. For the built-in authentication method, this means adding particular users to the built-in admin group. For Active Directory or LDAP, this means designating a group in the box labeled Admin group name and adding any users who should be administrators of the CLC Server to this group.

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Figure 4.2: Three modes of user authentication are available. Clicking on the Edit Permissions link at the bottom opens up the Global Permissions tab, where access to the server and its functionality can be configured, as described in Controlling access to the server, server tasks and external data.