Console authentication using Windows session credentials

You can log in to the BigFix console using your Windows Active Directory user credentials if the following conditions are met:
  • You integrated BigFix with the Active Directory domain as explained in Integrating the Windows server with Active Directory.
  • The system where the BigFix console is installed belongs to the Active Directory domain.
  • Your user ID is defined as:
    • BigFix operator with the necessary authorizations to use the console.
    • Active Directory domain user on the system where the console is installed.
Note: If you want to enable SSL, specify the Generic LDAP option and, if your environment contains child domains, the port number 3268 which points to the Global catalog.
If these conditions are satisfied, when you access the console, the login window is automatically populated with your domain credentials and you can click Login to enter the console.

The figure shows the console login window populated with the active directory user information

Note: This authentication method is valid only for BigFix servers running on Windows operating systems.