XIA Configuration utilises the authentication methods built into Windows Internet Information Services (IIS) and supported web browsers. The following methods are supported:

Basic Authentication

This authentication method is useful when hosting XIA Configuration for external customers. Users are prompted for credentials when they access the XIA Configuration site. An SSL certificate should be installed to ensure that the password is encrypted before being sent to the server.

Windows Integrated Authentication

This authentication method can utilise either NTLM or Kerberos and allows the user to be authenticated automatically without being prompted for a username or password. To enable this for use with the Firefox web browser, please see how to configure Firefox for integrated authentication.

Client Certificates

Client certificates can be used as a method of two factor authentication