How do I authenticate/authorize users?

Authentication is the process to determine whether someone is who they declare they are. To configure authentication settings, select Settings on the Administration tab. Next, select the Authentication option under Settings. Use the options in this section to establish settings that fit your company’s user authentication policies.

To set authentication options:

  1. Choose Users Can Change Own Password:
  • Click On to allow users to change their passwords without administrative assistance. Use the selection options to determine whether a password never expires, or expires when it reaches a maximum password age.
  • Click Off to require administrative privileges for changing passwords.
  1. Choose Enforce Password Complexity Rules:
  • Click On to require passwords to meet certain criteria. Use the selection options to choose minimum password length, minimum English characters, minimum numeric characters and minimum special characters. (Special characters include symbols, such as !@#$%^&*(){}[]).
  1. Use the Maximum Password Age drop-down menu to determine how long (in days) a password is remembered in the system.
  2. Use the Password History drop-down to set the number of unique passwords you need to create before you can repeat a password. For example, setting this to 3 means that you would have to reset your password three times before being allowed to use your original password again. By default, you can reuse old passwords without creating a new, unique password.
  3. Click Save to save settings.