Using Windows Authentication for the Configuration Center

This section describes how to set up the Configuration Center to use Windows authentication, rather than logging in using its logon page.

To configure the Configuration Center to use Windows authentication:
  1. In Internet Information Services Manager, expand the Sites\Default Web Site branch, then select the ConfigurationCenter application.
  2. In the Features View panel on the right, double-click Authentication.
  3. Right-click Windows Authentication, then click Enable.
  4. Right-click Anonymous Authentication, then click Disable.
  5. Disable any other type listed other than Windows.

After the Configuration Center application has been configured for Windows authentication, only users that have permissions to the Configuration Center folder can access it. The next steps edit the folder permissions to allow or deny access to domain users and groups.

  1. Right-click the ConfigurationCenter application, then click Edit Permissions.
    The Properties dialog appears.
  2. On the Security tab, click Edit, and add the required domain users and groups.

Limiting access by IP address

You can also limit access to the Configuration Center to only specific IP addresses or IP ranges to ensure that only specified Service Desk or Asset Manager administrators have access.

You need to have the IP Address and Domain Restrictions role service installed on your Windows Server.

To limit access by IP address:
  1. In Internet Information Services Manager, select the ConfigurationCenter application.
  2. In the Features View panel on the right, double-click IP Address and Domain Restrictions.
  3. Click Edit Feature Settings in the Actions panel on the right and set the default access to Deny.
  4. Click Add Allow Entry in the Actions panel to create rules for allowing access.