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Authentication types

The authentication type determines how the system validates a user's logon information. Alloy Discovery supports both Windows and standard SQL authentication:

Authentication Type Description


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


With Standard authentication, users have to type their user name and password to log in to Network Inventory. In this case, authentication occurs by matching supplied credentials against accounts residing in Network Inventory. Standard authentication can be used in any network.