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Basic Authentication

In this document, we will look into the process to create a login profile for Basic authentication that will provide a browser based prompt for a user name and password which should be entered, while accessing the shares.

Basic Authentication uses a simple and old way of authentication mechanism that uses a 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 the title.
  • For the Authentication, select Basic Authentication.
  • Provide a username and password of your choice. These are the credentials that the user will be prompted to enter while accessing the shared file/folder.
  • Click on CREATE.
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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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