Use this page to control the common behavior, irrespective of the authentication method used.
Navigation: SERVICES > Authentication > Settings.
|Login timeout (minutes)||
The inactivity period after which the user is logged out. The default time-out is 10 (minutes).
|Concurrent login sessions
|How many times a user can attempt to log on.|
Determines the level of authentication logging:
Determines whether all variations of username and domain are normalized into the same format. For example, Active Directory prefers DOMAIN\user, but can accept user, firstname.lastname@example.org, DOMAIN.COM\user, DOMAIN\user.
The Smoothwall stores the user-supplied username in the configured directory server’s preferred format. This reduces the number of forms of a username to one, preventing users circumventing temporary bans by using a different format of username for example. For a detailed description of each preferred format, see the help topic, Managing directories.
If you're migrating configuration from another Smoothwall installation, this setting is turned off by default. It ensures that log searches and reports based on usernames work correctly and any temporary bans, applied before the migration, still apply. You can then turn this feature on at a convenient time.
Users identified by BYOD
are subject to firewall rules
that make use of groups.
Determines whether you can create Smoothwall Firewall rules for groups that contain bring-your-own-device (BYOD) clients, to allow them access to other segments of your internal network.
Unless BYOD clients need access to other parts of your internal network through the Smoothwall, we recommend that you turn this off.
|IDex Cluster nodes||A list of IP addresses of the Smoothwall Filter and Firewall hardware appliances that share authentication information. The IDex Cluster shares the information received from IDex among all nodes in a Central Management cluster (see the help topic, Setting up a centrally managed system), so that web filtering requests can be load-balanced among them. If your Smoothwall makes use of the ID Indexing System and Central Management features, you must enter the IP addresses of all nodes, including this node's IP address.|
Clear IDex directory
|Clears user and group authentication information from the IDex Directory. All information is removed up to the point in time the clear request was made. The Clear operation will log off any users currently logged into the system. Therefore, we recommend that you perform this operation when there's minimal user activity.|
|Users identified by IDex
Client or IDex Agent are
subject to firewall rules that
make use of groups.
|Determines whether you can create Smoothwall Firewall rules for groups that contain IDex-identified users requiring access to other segments of your internal network. Unless IDex-identified users do need to access other segments of your internal network specifically through the Smoothwall, we recommend that you leave this option off.|