A contentACCESS user may log into contentACCESS (and/or into client application “contentWEB”) with an external user account (using third-party providers) or internal (“Forms” provider) user account.
The following external authentication providers are available in contentACCESS:
- Microsoft Exchange
- External AD
If you use a third party provider, then this third party authentication provider will authenticate you when logging into the system.
It’s also possible to set Azure, Google and Windows providers as automated single sign on providers (column option Auto login), and to use them as default providers to sign in to the Central Administration (read more here) and/or into contentWEB (read more here). The configuration steps required for third-party providers are detailed in the External login provider configuration chapter. The Forms type requires to enter credentials when logging in.
When setting up a user account, a login type must be always selected. Users can only use login types which have been enabled in “Login providers”. “Windows” and “Forms” login providers are enabled by default. Other providers are available only after they have been configured. The configuration settings of a login provider allow to define, if the login provider can be used to log in to the contentACCESS Central Administration only, to contentWEB only, or to both of them.