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Authentication Services

Users of this service primarily authenticate via either of two available network based services.

The first method is to indirectly authenticate via the ESS RADIUS service. This is most commonly selected for applications such as web servers that have RADIUS authentication capability available to them.

The second method is a set of PAM libraries for UNIX that allows capable systems to authenticate directly against the SafeNet authentication server. Code for the first method is included in many web servers or can be added by a system administrator when needed. For apache mod_radius works well. Code for PAM on Unix is provided by NBCS’ RPM software distribution service and source code can be made available for other operating systems. A number of other, less-used authentication methods are also available from the Secure Computing website, while a few other authentication methods managed by OIT can also perform SafeNet authentication (LDAP).

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