User Account Settings

To access Webspace sessions on a Webspace Server, client users must log on to the server machine. When users start a Webspace session, they are prompted for their user name, password, and the name of the server they wish to access. This information is encrypted and passed to the Proficy Webspace Application Publishing Service running on the Webspace Server. The Proficy Webspace Application Publishing Service then performs the logon operation using standard multi-user features of Windows.

When a user logs on to a server and a domain is not specified, the Webspace Server first tries to authenticate the account on the local machine, then the machine's domain, and finally the trusted domains. Users can override this default behavior and specify a domain by typing the domain name followed by a backslash and their network user name in the user name field of the Logon dialog box. For example: NORTH\johng.

When a local user name on the Webspace Server is the same user name as a domain account, each with a different password, Webspace treats them as two separate accounts.

After a user is logged on, the Webspace relies on the server's operating system to provide the security necessary to run applications safely in a multi-user environment. Applications run in the security context of the client user to ensure private sessions. Access to all machines and network resources is governed by the operating system and the rights that have been granted to individual user's sessions.

Users must be able to log on interactively (locally) on the Webspace Server. Assign local logon rights to users in Local Security Policy, Domain Security Policy, and Domain Controller Security Policy.

For more detailed information on administration of user accounts, please consult your Microsoft Windows Help.