User authentication

Users whose devices are managed via Scout are normally connected to a user management such as Active Directory.

If the user(s) of a device are not yet configured via the central device configuration, the relevant settings can be made locally on the device. As with other functions, be aware that the centrally maintained device configuration may overwrite the local configuration on the next contact with the Scout Server.

The eLux package User authentication modules must be installed on the device.

Activating user authentication

  1. In the Configuration panel, open Security > User authentication.

  2. Select the option Enable user authentication.

  3. Select the authentication type such as Active Directory.

  4. Specify one or more servers or domains.

  5. Confirm with Apply.

After you have enabled user authentication, the users will be prompted for their username and password after the next device restart.

For devices that are not managed by Scout, to correct any settings if required, administrators may log on with the username LocalLogin and device password.

For further information, see Configuring user authentication and Additional options for AD users in the Scout guide.