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Unity SA page authentication

Unity 4.01 and notes.

Today my customer,who is NT administrator, logged on unity server via typing http://unity/web/sa from his PC and he entered the unityinstall/password/domain when it prompts. We use unityinstall to access the SA when locally on the unity server.Everything is fine. Then he selected Subsriber section and system asked him username/password/domain again, he entered the same information.(username is unityinstall). He tried to search a user, but when he click one of the searched result, system gave an error: the NT account[domain/administrator] doesn't have subscriber associated. I found he logged on as an domain/administrator on his PC since he is the administrator. What I couldn't convince him is why in the middle of the opearation, we see this error?

It should nothing to do with your PC account when we use http to access SA, right?

Thanks

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Re: Unity SA page authentication

Hello -

The Unity SA uses Windows Integrated Authentication by default. In this scenario, Unity does not authenticate the subscriber. Instead, the identity of the user is verified by Windows. IE sends the information entered in the dialog box prompt for userid/password credentials to IIS, which confirms the validity of the userid with Windows before sending to Unity. Unity then checks to see that there is a subscriber account associated with the Windows domain account used to authenticate the subscriber and that the subscriber account has COS rights to access the System Administrator. The Domain admin account, if it is a subscriber, most likely does not have a COS enabling that subscriber access to the SA.

Hope this helps! Ginger

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