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Advantages of group authentication ?

What the purpose of group authentication...Any way user will be authenticate by user authentication then what way the group authentication will useful.

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Re: Advantages of group authentication ?

Group authentication provide privilaged access to certain employees,like sales department -all the employees need to give permision to access the sales server only like that

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Re: Advantages of group authentication ?

Groups simplify system management. To streamline the configuration task, the VPN Concentrator provides a base group that you configure first. The base-group parameters are those that are most likely to be common across all groups and users. As you configure a group, you can simply specify that it "inherit" parameters from the base group; and a user can also "inherit" parameters from a group. Thus you can quickly configure authentication for large numbers of users.

Of course, if you decide to grant identical rights to all VPN users, then you do not need to configure specific groups. But VPNs are seldom managed that way. For example, you might allow a Finance group to access one part of a private network, a Customer Support group to access another part, and an MIS group to access other parts. Further, you might allow specific users within MIS to access systems that other MIS users cannot access.

Let me know if it helps.



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