Setting a repository's user authentication mode
Choose the means by which users of a given repository are to be authenticated when logging in.
There are two means by which TestArchitect users may log in to a repository. In both cases, users are required to have explicit accounts (user names) residing in the repository.
- TestArchitect Authentication mode: Users log in with their repository user names and passwords. Authentication is performed directly by TestArchitect.
- LDAP Authentication mode: Requires the availability of an LDAP-based directory service. Users are authenticated with their system (e.g., Windows) logins, thus eliminating the need for a separate login for TestArchitect. (This is known as single sign-on.)
Log in to a repository with an account belonging to the TestArchitect administrator group.Important:Only TestArchitect users belonging to the administrator group have the right to modify the repository’s authentication mode.
Invoke the Manage Users Manager Users dialog box for a given repository. (You can do this by right-clicking the Administration node and then selecting Manage Users.)
Select an authentication mode at the bottom of the Manage Users dialog box: