Authentication

Note

These options are only available when accessing the Web Panel Administration Tool in administration mode (http://localhost:19090/webpanel/#/admin). Keep in mind that if you are using Kerberos authentication, you must access the Web Panel using the Fully Qualified Domain Name defined by the configured Server Principal Name.

There are three types of authentication:

  • Local-based authentication. This authentication type can be used to configure the Kerberos settings or the Virtual DataPort server used for authenticating to the Web Panel Administration Tool.

    To use this type of authentication, click Login as local user in the Login dropdown. With this type of authentication you can only use the local administrator user 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 administrator user. To do this, click Change password on the top right of the site (under the user icon).

Login as a local administrator in the Web Panel

Login as a local administrator in the Web Panel

  • 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.
Login as a Virtual DataPort user in the Web Panel

Login as a Virtual DataPort user in the Web Panel

When you select “VDP-based authentication”, the Virtual DataPort server checks that the provided credentials are valid and that the user has the privileges granted to connect to the Tool. Take the following into account: only the global administrators of the server and the users with the role web_panel_admin can administer the Web Panel.

  • Kerberos authentication. To enable Kerberos authentication for the Web Panel you must follow these steps:

    1. Perform the postinstallation tasks described in the section Setting-up Kerberos Authentication of the Installation Guide.
    2. Enable and configure Kerberos in the Web Panel, as described in Kerberos Configuration.
    3. Configure Kerberos in your browser.

    Important

    To access the Web Panel Administration Tool in administration mode, remember to use the Fully Qualified Domain Name of the Server Principal Name you configured in the Web Panel Administration Tool. For example, if your Server Principal Name is HTTP/denodo-prod.subnet1.contoso.com@CONTOSO.COM, you should access the Web Panel Administration Tool through http://denodo-prod.subnet1.contoso.com:19090/webpanel/#/admin or https://denodo-prod.subnet1.contoso.com:19443/webpanel/#/admin.