Rather than using a separate SafeLinx Client logon, you can use your Windows user ID and
password credentials to log on to the SafeLinx Server. To use integrated logon, you must install
the custom program component that supports it. This custom program component is available for
Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
For Windows Vista and Windows 7, integrated logon support is included as part of the base
installation and installation of a separate feature is not required. When you install the SafeLinx
Client on Windows XP, you must choose the Custom program component labeled Windows
integrated logon. If you already installed the SafeLinx Client without this support, run
the Setup program again, choose Modify, and then select Windows
After the custom program component is installed, enable it to use your Windows user ID and
password to log on to the SafeLinx Server:
On Windows Vista and Windows 7, the SafeLinx Client integrates its logon by using the
Windows Pre-Logon Access Provider (PLAP) DLL. If you selected the options Start
Connection when Windows starts and Use Windows user ID and
password for a connection, users are presented with a new option to log on using the
SafeLinx Client Credential Provider. To access the SafeLinx Client Credential Provider logon screen,
from the Windows logon screen, a user clicks Switch User and then clicks the
Network Logon option, next to the Windows Shut down
button. When prompted, the user provides logon credentials, and the SafeLinx Client then initiates
the VPN connection. After the connection succeeds, the SafeLinx Client passes the users credentials
to the remote Windows system to complete logon.
Create a connection. For instructions, see Creating a SafeLinx Client connection.
Right-click the icon that represents that connection, and select
Click the Attributes page, and then click Use Windows user ID
Note: The two options Use Windows user ID and password and Prompt
for user ID and password are mutually exclusive; if you select one of them, the other
one is cleared automatically.