Authentication Types

Alloy Navigator Express supports both Windows and Standard authentication. Based on your environment, you can use one or the other and possibly even both. Each authentication type has its own benefits and disadvantages.

Windows Authentication

With Windows authentication, users do not need to type in their user name and password to log in to Alloy Navigator Express because the system authenticates them with their current Windows credentials. This authentication method can be used in Windows domain-based networks only.

Standard Authentication

With Standard authentication, each user has to type in their user name and password to log in to Alloy Navigator Express. In this case, authentication occurs by matching supplied credentials against accounts residing in Alloy Navigator Express.

Standard Authentication can be used in any network.