Authentication (2.0, 3.0, and 4.0 only) tab

Authentication requires MFP users to provide valid credentials to send documents to the workflow server. The authentication settings are configured for the server, and they can be enabled or disabled for any group of MFPs.

Option Description
Authentication Type
Select the authentication method:
  • None — No authentication.
  • Standard — Authenticate users through Microsoft Windows Active Directory or an LDAP server.
  • Netware — Authenticate users through Novell NetWare.
  • CustomPlugin — Authenticate users through a custom plug-in. You use an editor to develop custom authentication code.
Standard Authentication

In the Server or LDAP Path field, type the Active Directory server name or IP address or the LDAP path for authentication.

Select a bind type:
  • Windows Bind — If authentication is within the same domain, you can leave Server or LDAP Path blank.
  • Simple Bind— In the Server or LDAP Path field, type the Active Directory server name or IP address or type the LDAP server path in the format LDAP://server name,5000.
If necessary, select additional bind options:
  • Fast Bind — If you clear the check box, the Active Directory Server returns all the user attributes to the workflow server.
  • Server Bind — If you clear the check box, the Active Directory Server tries to connect to the DNS server to resolve the IP address of the workflow server.
  • Use SSL — If you clear the check box, the connection between LDAP and the workflow server is not encrypted. To use SSL encryption, obtain an SSL certificate. If verifying against another domain, type the server name and port number (LDAP://server name,5001).

Refer to the Microsoft web site for more information on LDAP bind.

Netware Authentication
Specify Novell Directory Services settings for authentication through Novell NetWare:
  • NDS Tree — Enter the default Novell Directory Services tree.
  • NDS Context — Enter the default Novell Directory Services context. The context is the location of a Novell object within a Novell Directory Services tree.

The device prompts the user for Novell NetWare logon credentials.

Plug-in Authentication
Configure the following options for custom authentication code:
  • Snap-in path — Path to the compiled snap-in (.NET assembly) that contains the custom authentication code. Click the browse button (...) to locate the snap-in file.
  • Source path — Path to the source code of the snap-in. The code editor uses this path to compile the snap-in during design time.
  • Create/Edit Snapin — Click to open a code editor that has basic snap-in code. For information on the editor, open the editor Help.
User Info Lookup

Select Use LDAP Search to retrieve additional user information to configure an LDAP search to retrieve the email address and full name of the authenticated user. Click Configure and configure LDAP search settings.

If you need to retrieve only the email address for the authenticated user, use the Standard authentication type instead of configuring an LDAP search.


Click to verify that the system can authenticate a user name and password with the authentication settings that you configure.