True Windows Authentication

Modified by Jason Howie on Nov 16, 2016

Altium Vault 3.0, in conjunction with Altium Designer 17.0, provides the ability to sign in to your Altium Vault using your active Windows session credentials. No longer do you have to specify the domain as part of logging in, you simply enable an option, and the system logs you in based on the credentials already supplied to access your computer - true Windows authentication.

Pre-requisites

For a user to be able to sign in to an Altium Vault using their Windows session credentials, that user must be set-up to use Windows authentication. When adding a new user for the vault, or editing the properties for an existing user - through the USERS page of the vault's browser-based interface - simply set the Authentication field to Windows, and enter the applicable Domain information for your organization.


Ensuring that a vault user is setup to use Windows Authentication.

To quickly create a list of users, set ready for authentication using their Windows credentials, consider defining and running an LDAP Sync. An LDAP Sync allows the administrator of an Altium Vault to leverage the network domain’s existing username and password credentials, so that user credentials do not have to be created manually one at a time on the USERS page of the vault's browser-based interface. When setup correctly, the USERS page will automatically populate with user credentials, enabling any user listed to sign into the Altium Vault using their regular corporate network username and password.

Once a user is setup to be able to sign-in to the vault using their Windows credentials, this can be done from within Altium Designer, or from the vault's browser-based interface, as detailed in the following sections.

Signing in from Altium Designer

When signing in to the Altium Vault through Altium Designer, simply enable the Use Windows Session credentials option, in the Connecting to Altium Vault dialog. The User name and Password fields will be automatically filled with your Windows credentials (and become non-editable). Then simply click Login.


Use your Windows Session credentials when signing into your Altium Vault
through Altium Designer.

Signing in from a Web Browser

When signing in to the Altium Vault through the vault's browser-based interface, simply enable the Use Windows Session credentials option, on the Login page. The USER NAME and PASSWORD fields will be automatically filled with your Windows credentials (and become non-editable). Then simply click Sign in.


Use your Windows Session credentials when signing into your Altium Vault through a Web browser.

 

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