This article describes how to enable network authentication for users with existing SystemWeaver user accounts who are logged in to a corporate Active Directory (AD). Users can be configured to allow login with either a username and password or with a network ID or both. 


Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of your LDAP configuration
  • Assigned the Administrator role in SystemWeaver
  • Installation of the swAdmin2 client

  1. Log in to the SystemWeaver server using the swAdmin2 client.
  2. On the Users tab, double-click on a user entry to open it. 
  3. In the Network ID field, enter the user's valid network ID (user ID) exactly as it is entered in the AD. 
  4. Save your changes. The user can now log in to SystemWeaver by clicking on the Login as XXX button instead of entering a username and password as long as they are already logged in to the corporate Active Directory. If a password is also set in the account settings, the user has the option of logging in with their username and password as well. 


Example

In the example below, the user account is set up so that the user can either log in by entering the Name (username) along with a valid password OR by clicking the Login as button which will use network authentication.


Note: Accounts with no password will display placeholder dots in the Password fields even though a password is not set.