Identifying internal and linked users, Internal users, Linked users – Kofax Front-Office Server 3.0 User Manual

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Identifying Internal and Linked Users

In the Administration Console, you can add internal users whose data is stored in the embedded

database, and you can also link users from a directory service. For example, for Active Directory, a

user can come from the default, child, or trusted domains. For LDAP connections, the list of

external users is based on how you configured the conf\ file.

All users are identified and authenticated based on the following:


In the Administration Console and the Web Client and MFP log on: domain (optional),

user name, password


At the MFP for Send to KFS Inbox: domain (optional) and user name

Internal Users

Internal users are not associated with a domain, so any user name that does not include the

domain will be checked against internal users first.

Linked Users

Linked users from the default domain can omit the domain when logging on to the

Administration Console, the Web Client, or when sending to KFS Inbox from an MFP. For

example, user DefaultDomain\mjames can log on simply as mjames.

Special Case: When User Name and Password are the Same
If a linked user on the default domain is also an internal user with the same password, and the

domain is not included in the log on, the internal user will always be used. To be recognized as the

linked user, the log on would have to include the domain, such as DefaultDomain/mjames.


For LDAP connections, the domain name “external” is used, so the log on would be


Linked Users from Non-Default Domains

For linked users on the non-default domains (child or trusted), the domain must always be

included as part of the user name.

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