Session Context Authentication screen

This is one of the Session Context screens which allows you to manage the way in which Authentication is being done for the Context. After selecting the Authentication Method type, the options that need to be configured depend on the Authentication Method.

Note: Changing the authentication method after Users have been defined might cause its credentials to be reset, as the type of user credentials need to match the authentication scheme. A confirmation dialogue will be shown when that happens.

Manual Authentication

No configuration is needed for this authentication method. Read more

Form-Based Authentication

To configure this authentication method, you need to supply the login url , to which the login request is performed, the request body (POST data), if needed, and identify the parameters used to supply the ‘username’ and ‘password’. If no request body is supplied, the login request is performed as a HTTP GET, otherwise an HTTP POST is used. The credentials themselves are configured in the Users tab. The login page can also be supplied to indicate from where to obtain a new session (e.g. cookies) and regenerate Anti CSRF tokens present in the request body . If the login page is not supplied it is used the login url .
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JSON-Based Authentication

To configure this authentication method, you need to supply the login url , to which the login request is performed, the JSON object (POST data, application/json), and identify the parameters used to supply the ‘username’ and ‘password’. The credentials themselves are configured in the Users tab. The login page can also be supplied to indicate from where to obtain a new session (e.g. cookies). If the login page is not supplied it is used the login url .
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Examples of POST data:

  • {"username":"{%username%}","password":"{%password%}"}
  • {"user":{"mail":"{%username%}","password":"{%password%}"}}

where {%username%} and {%password%} indicate where the authentication credentials are set.

HTTP/NTLM Authentication

To configure this authentication method, you need to supply the hostname and the port of the server the authentication is done with and the realm the credentials apply to. The credentials themselves are configured in the Users tab. Read more

Script-Based Authentication

To use this authentication method, you first need to write (and save) an Authentication Script using the Scripts tab (see the provided examples and templates for this script type in the Scripts tab). Then you need to supply the name of the script in the dropdown list. After selecting the script, you need to press the Load button, loading all the requirements of the script. Any parameters that you have specified as required or optional in the script will be shown in the interface to be defined. Their values are available to be used in the script, during the authentication, as seen in the provided examples for Authentication Scripts. Make sure that after doing any changes to the parameters required by the Authentication script you re-load the script. Otherwise, the parameters shown in the interface might not be the ones used during the authentication and errors might occur. The credentials used for each User during the authentication processed can be also specified in the Authentication Script and are configured in the Users tab. Read more

Accessed via

Top level File menu ‘Properties…’ menu item

See also

UI Overview for an overview of the user interface
Dialogs for details of the dialogs or popups
Session Context screens for details of the other Context screens
Authentication for an overview of Authentication