This is where you "flip the switch", telling TestArchitect that user authentications for a given
repository are to be handled not by TestArchitect, but by
There are two means by which TestArchitect
users may log in to a repository.
In both cases, users are required to have explicit accounts (user names) residing in
- 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.)
Important: Only one authentication mode may be in effect for a
repository at any given time. The chosen mode, established by an administrator
of the repository, applies to all users of the repository.
select LDAP authentication mode, do the following:
Invoke the Manage
Users dialog box for a given repository. (You can do
this by right-clicking the Administration node and then
selecting Manage Users.)
In the Manage Users dialog box, select the LDAP
Authentication Mode radio button.
Tip: In order to modify the repository's current LDAP
connection configuration at this point, click the LDAP
Configuration button. You will be directed to the
The repository is now configured to authenticate all users in LDAP authentication
The process of logging in to TestArchitect
with LDAP is somewhat different from logging in with TestArchitect
authentication, and is discussed in
Logging in to a repository