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Basic Authentication

In this document, we will look into how to create a login profile for Basic authentication that will provide browser based prompt for a username and password to enter while accessing the shares.

Basic Authentication uses a simple old way of authentication mechanism that uses an HTTP header to carry authentication information such as the username and the password in the encoded form each time a user sends a request to the server.

Login Profile

Follow the below steps to create a new login profile.

  • Click on Login Profiles from the left menu of Admin Console.
  • Click on CREATE button from the top right corner.
  • Provide a name for title.
  • For the Authentication, select Basic Authentication
  • Provide a username and password of your choice. This is the credential that will be prompted to user to enter while accessing the shared file/folder.
  • Click on CREATE

Note – To restrict access to only certain white listed IP address or a range, please refer to Access Restriction with IP Address

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