Four authentication types are supported by BusinessObjects Enterprise: secEnterprise, secLDAP, secWindowsNT, and secWindowsAD. Each type has a corresponding plugin that acts as an authentication provider, verifying user credentials against the appropriate user database.
The authentication plugins are implemented by the following DLLs:
The secEnterprise plugin allows you to specify password settings and other security options for users who log on to the Enterprise system with a native Enterprise account. The secLDAP, secWindowsNT, and secWindowsAD plugins allow you to map a group from an external system to BusinessObjects Enterprise, enabling users who belong to that group to log on to the Enterprise system with a third
The secLDAP, secWindowsNT, and secWindowsAD plugins also allow you to enable single sign
Note: When you map a third
If a third party user is added to a third party group after it has been mapped, this user will be able to log on to BusinessObjects Enterprise and the required account information will be created or added at the time of the logon. However, if a third party user exists in BusinessObjects Enterprise and he or she is removed from their mapped third party group, the user in question will no longer be able to log on to BusinessObjects Enterprise. If this occurs the users account information will remain in BusinessObjects Enterprise until the next time the authentication plugin is updated.
The authentication plugins dynamically maintain third
For information on querying for plugins in the CMS InfoStore, see Retrieving an authentication plugin.
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