Updated in 2021.1
Choose the authentication method for Alloy Navigator Express API calls.
IMPORTANT: Alloy native mobile apps (Alloy Navigator Mobile App or Alloy Inventory Scanner) require the API configured for Access Token authentication method.
Windows native authentication works only inside the same Windows domain network. Applications will make API calls by automatically supplying the credentials of Windows domain accounts, under which they run.
Access Token Authentication
Standard token-based authentication can be used in any network. Applications will provide their Application ID and Secret or identify users with their username and password and make API calls after receiving an access token.
If you are planning to use this API instance as a backend for Alloy Navigator Mobile App or Alloy Inventory Scanner, choose Access Token Authentication. Token-based authentication method supports the following authentication types for Alloy mobile apps users:
To enable Standard authentication for Alloy mobile apps users, choose Access Token Authentication and leave the Alloy password authentication check box selected. Users will sign in to Alloy mobile apps by providing their username and password.
Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication:
To enable SSO authentication for Alloy mobile apps users, choose Access Token Authentication and then select the desired SSO providers under Available Single Sign-On services. SSO services must be previously configured in the Settings App as SSO Provider records. For details, see Managing single sign-on (SSO) providers.
To allow users to sign in without SSO, by providing their password, leave the Alloy password authentication check box selected.
To enable LDAP authentication for Alloy mobile apps users, choose Access Token Authentication. LDAP authentication requires that corresponding Domain Credentials records are configured in the Settings App. For details, see Managing Domain Credentials.
Users will sign in by providing their username (as
DOMAIN\username) and password.