About user group access to User Portals

For ease of access, you use your domain username and password to sign in to the Smoothwall User Portal. The Smoothwall verifies this against those received from the configured directory connection (see our help topic, About directory services) hence why you only need to specify who is granted access.

Users belonging to the group specified for the User Portal should come from a directory connection where the Smoothwall verifies their password with the directory server, such as Active Directory, RADIUS Directory). If users belong to a directory connection where the password is not "Smoothwall-verified", such as RADIUS Accounting, Google, or the IDex Directory, you can either:

  • Use a username and password combination from another configured directory connection that does support password verification (Active Directory, RADIUS Directory).
  • Create a Local Users directory connection (see our help topic, Managing directories) containing the usernames and passwords for your User Portal users, then add them to the group you specified for the User Portal.