Administrative Authentication

When you install the ESM Console, you specify the administrative user and type of authentication that the ESM Console uses to authenticate administrative users. You can change these preferences using the Database (DB) Configuration Tool (see Configure Administrative Access to the ESM Console Using the DB Configuration Tool) or using the ESM Console (see Configure the Authentication Mode). You can also specify a preexisting authentication group to use for administrative access. By default, no groups are specified.
You can configure the following types of administrator authentication:
Account Type
Description
Domain
Uses accounts defined in Active Directory—including users, groups, or organizational units—for administrative access.
Machine
Uses accounts that are local to the ESM Console server for administrative access.

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