Active Directory and SSO Logins with Metasys Applications - Metasys - LIT-1201528 - General System Information - Metasys System - 10.1

Security Administrator System Technical Bulletin

Product name
Metasys System
Document type
Technical Bulletin
Document number
LIT-1201528
Version
10.1
Revision date
2020-01-21

Table 1 summarizes which Metasys system application UIs support Active Directory username and password logins and the SSO capability. If the application supports Active Directory username and password login, then the Metasys application can use an Active Directory username and password at the login screen for authentication purposes. If the application supports SSO, then the application can authenticate based on the Active Directory user currently logged in to the Windows desktop without the user reentering the Active Directory username and password again at the Metasys login screen.

Table 1. Products That Support Active Directory Logins and SSO

Application

Active Directory Username/Password Logins Supported

SSO Supported

ADS SMP UI

Yes

Yes

ADX SMP UI

Yes

Yes

OAS SMP UI

Yes Yes

ODS SMP UI

Yes Yes

SCT UI

Yes

Yes

Metasys Advanced Reporting System

No

No

Metasys for Validated Environment (MVE)

Yes

No

Metasys UI and Metasys UI Offline

Yes (Computer)

Yes (Mobile Phones and Tablets)

No

NAE

No

No

NIE

No

No

SNC

No

No

SNE

No

No

The following important aspects relate to Active Directory:

  • If you are using Metasys Advanced Reporting System UI on an Metasys server, you still can use the SSO or Active Directory username and password login capability to log in to the server UI. For example, if you have an ADX with the Metasys Advanced Reporting System, you can use SSO to log in to the ADX UI but you must enter your Metasys system username and password pair to log in to the Metasys Advanced Reporting System UI.
  • The NAE/SNC/SNE UIs do not currently support authentication with Active Directory service. However, if you have an Metasys server Site Director, you can log in to the server UI using SSO or Active Directory username and password and access system information for the entire site, including details on the NAE/NIE.
  • If you are using the Metasys for Validated Environments (MVE), the SSO login-free access is supported for the SCT but is not supported for the Metasys SMP UI. Active Directory users can still select a domain and use their Active Directory user names and passwords on the SMP login screen if the Active Directory feature is enabled and configured.
  • If you are using an SMP UI with the Warning Banner enabled, Active Directory users must agree to the conditions on the warning statement before SSO login-free access is granted.