Local-based authentication. This authentication type is only useful
to configure the Virtual DataPort servers that users can connect to
using this tool and to customize its user interface.
To use this type of authentication, clear the check box Login with
VDP. With this type of authentication you can only use the local user
“admin” whose password is “admin” by default.
Once you log in for the first time using this authentication method, we
recommend changing the password of the local “admin” user. To do this,
click Change password on the top right of the site.
VDP-based authentication (default option). With this option, the
tool delegates the authentication of users to Virtual DataPort.
Therefore, you have to use the same login and password that you use in
the Virtual DataPort Administration Tool.
To use this type of authentication, select Login with VDP.
Select the Virtual DataPort server you want to connect to from the
list. Click the icon to see the URI of each server.
The user must have the “Connect” privilege over the database of the
If Kerberos is configured (see section Kerberos Configuration),
you can log in to the server with Kerberos using Single Sign On (SSO).
Note there is no support to use Kerberos with user and password.
Authentication screen in the Information Self-Service Tool¶
When you select “Login with VDP”, the Virtual DataPort server checks
that the provided credentials are valid and that the user has the
privileges granted to connect to the Server. Take the following into
Only the global administrators of the server and the users with the
role selfserviceadmin can configure the tool.
These users have the same navigation options as the local admin user,
plus the “Search Configuration” section (see section Search Configuration).
The other users cannot configure this tool.
All the users can browse, search and query the data and metadata of
Once you are logged in, you will see the main window (see the figure below). There are four main parts: