Authentication tab

Option Description
Authentication Type Select the authentication type that the server uses to communicate with devices.
  • None — Server authentication is not enabled.
    Note: If a device is using third-party authentication, the credentials for a user who logs in to the device can still be retrieved.
  • Windows — This will prompt the user for a Windows user name, domain and password.
  • NetWare — This will prompt the user for a Novell NetWare user name, password, context, and tree.
  • Custom Script — The administrator has full control over the prompts that will be presented to the user as well as how the prompts are validated.
Windows For Windows authentication, enter the default domain in the Domain box.
NetWare For NetWare authentication, Enter the default NDS Tree and NDS Context.
Custom Script To configure Custom Script authentication, specify the path to the VB.NET script that will authenticate users in the Script File Path box. You can click the browse button (...) to locate the file. You can click the Edit Script button to open a script editor window with basic script code.  For details on the script editor window and the object model used to authenticate users, refer to the Sharp MFP (OSA) Script documentation. You can click the Edit button to edit an existing scrip or to create a new script.

To configure prompts that will be used to collect user information, click the Prompts button. In the Authentication Prompts dialog box, configure the following values for each prompt:

  • Name — Specifies the name of a prompt. This setting is used to label the FRTN that returns the value that is entered by a user.
  • Display — Type an alternative text to use as the label for the prompt at the MFP console.  If the display value is left empty then the prompt name will be used as the label as well.
  • Default — Type a default value for the prompt (this is optional).
  • (required) — Select the check box in this column to specify that a user must enter a value for prompt.
  • (masked) — Select the check box in this column to mask the text at the MFP console. This prevents unauthorized individuals from viewing the value that is typed at the MFP console.