After connecting to a repository, your final step before being granted access to its
contents is to log in to it.
Once you have connected to a repository, it is added to the TestArchitect explorer tree
in TestArchitect Client
can now log in to the repository.
There are two possible authentication modes for logging
in to a repository:
- TestArchitect Authentication
mode: Users log in with their repository user names and
passwords. Authentication is performed directly by TestArchitect.
- LDAP Authentication mode:
Requires the availability of an LDAP-based directory service. Users are
authenticated with their system (e.g., Windows) logins, thus eliminating the
need for a separate login for TestArchitect. (This is known as single sign-on.)
By default, repositories are configured for TestArchitect
authentication mode. If you are an
administrator of your repository, you may set it up for LDAP authentication, provided that
your organization has already set up an LDAP-based directory server with the necessary user
account(s). For more on setting up a repository for LDAP authentication, see LDAP overview
If your login is successful, that repository's node in the explorer tree is expanded,
displaying the projects residing in it.