By default, the server uses basic name-and-password authentication to authenticate place members that connect through Web browsers or Lotus® Quickr™ connectors. If you configure the server to connect to a user directory, there are additional methods available for authentication of external members, with the methods available dependent on whether IBM® Lotus Quickr or IBM Lotus Domino® controls directory services.
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If Lotus Quickr controls directory services, you can use the default basic name-and-password authentication or multi-server session-based name-and-password authentication (single sign-on). With single sign-on, users can log in to a server once and during that session automatically access any server enabled for single sign-on in the DNS domain without providing names and passwords again.
If Lotus Domino controls directory services, you can use multi-server single sign-on internet client authentication, or SSL certificate authentication. For information on configuring user authentication when Lotus Domino controls directory services, see Domino Administrator Help.
In addition to these authentication methods, Lotus Quickr supports the use of custom authentication applications through the Domino Server API (DSAPI). This interface allows some third-party vendors to design a DLL to support authentication for access to Lotus Quickr place databases.
To use SSL to encrypt the data transferred between Web browsers and Lotus Quickr server, enable SSL on the Domino Web server. For more information, see Domino Administrator Help.
Modifying cache settings related to user authentication
After a IBM Lotus Quickr server successfully authenticates a user, it adds the user's name, password, and the groups of which the user is a member to its user cache. The next time the user attempts to authenticate, the server can quickly access the information in the cache to speed up authentication. You can modify the maximum number of user entries allowed in the cache and the length of time the entries remain in the cache.
Parent topic: Configuring security (advanced)