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Knowledgebase: Resource Central
KB0223 - How to configure Windows Authentication for Resource Central 4.0+

 

Summary

 

Configure Windows Authentication on Resource Central backend

PRE-REQUISITEInternet Information Services (IIS) feature “Windows Authentication” must be installed.

1. Go to Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager → ResourceCentral → Authentication → Edit Forms Authentication Settings. In [Login URL], change it to admin/login

2. Go to Admin folder → Authentication → Disable Anonymous Authentication

3. Right click Admin and switch to Content view.

In the Content view, right click on [OrderForm.aspx] and select ‘Switch to Features View’. Click on [OrderForm.aspx] (under Admin folder) → Authentication → Enable Anonymous Authentication

Configure Single Sign-On (on Client machine)

PRE-REQUISITE

  • RC backend using Windows Authentication
  • Client machine and Web server must be in the same domain.

When user accesses to RC backend, “Windows Security” dialog shows up to require users’ credentials, in order for the dialog not to display again for current user, we should follow these steps:

By this time you should be able to login to your site and the only part you are missing is single sign-on. This is easily fixed by going to Internet Options (e.g. through Internet Explorer).

1. Click the Security tab

2. Choose Local intranet and click the [Sites] button.

3. Click Advanced.

4. Add your intranet domain name (e.g. http://rc.add-on.com) or RC IP address (e.g. http://192.168.1.100) to the list, and then click Close → OK → OK on your way back.

NOTE: Group Policy Object can be used to have this done on multiple machines.

5. Set up automatic logon for current user

Go to Internet Options → Security → Local Intranet → Custom level. Select the option as shown in the following figure:

6. Set up Integrated Windows Authentication

Go to Internet OptionsAdvanced. Scroll down to the bottom. Select the option as shown in the following figure:

 

Properties

Applies to: RC 4.0+

Reference: TFS #118431

Knowledge base ID: 0223

Last updated: Aug 22, 2017