Changing the authentication method for administrator accounts

Article:HOWTO81227  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2013-10-07  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81227
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Changing the authentication method for administrator accounts

After you add an administrator account, the user name and password are stored in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager database. When the administrator logs on to the management server, the management server verifies with the database that the user name and password are correct. However, if your company uses a third-party server to authenticate existing user names and passwords, you can configure Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager to authenticate with the server.

Table: Authentication methods displays the authentication methods the management server can use to authenticate administrator accounts.

Table: Authentication methods

  

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager authentication (default)

Authenticates the administrators with the administrator's the credentials that are stored in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager database.

RSA SecurID authentication

Authenticates the administrators by using RSA SecurID token (not software RSA tokens), RSA SecurID card, or RSA keypad card (not RSA smart cards).

Directory server authentication

Authenticates the administrators with an LDAP server or the Microsoft Active Directory server.

For the third-party authentication methods, Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager has an entry in the database for the administrator account, but the third-party server validates the user name and password.

To change the authentication method for administrator accounts

  1. Add an administrator account.

    See Adding an administrator account.

  2. On the Authentication tab, select the authentication method.

  3. Click OK.

  4. In the Confirm Change dialog box, type the password that you use to log on to Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, and then click OK.

    When you switch between authentication methods, you must type the administrator account's password.


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