For some authentication methods, you need to configure settings that are not settings of the Authentication module, but of the appliance system.
This applies when you are implementing NTLM as the authentication method. In this case, you need to join the appliance to a Windows domain and configure the Windows Domain Membership settings, which are system settings.
It applies also for the Kerberos authentication method, which is implemented using the Kerberos Administration system settings.
Join the appliance to a Windows domain
When using the NTLM authentication method, you need to join an appliance to a Windows domain to let the authentication module retrieve user information stored on the domain server.
An appliance can be joined to more than one domain.
- Select Configuration | Appliances.
- On the appliances tree, select the appliance you want to join and click Windows Domain Memberhship.
A list of domains appears on the settings pane. It is initially empty.
- Click Join to enter a domain into the list.
The Join Domain window opens.
- Configure a domain name, a domain controller, and other settings in the window.
- Click OK.
The window closes and the new domain appears in the list. The appliance is now a member of this domain.
Repeat Steps 3 to 5 to add multiple domains.
Use the other icons on the toolbar to work with the list, for example. to modify a list entry or to let an appliance leave a domain.