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Allowing access to websites following user authentication

You can use the option "Allow after authentication" to allow a specific circle of people to access certain URLs. For instance, you can allow all members of your staff (and only them) to access your Intranet. Staff members will then have to authenticate themselves by a user name/password combination. Once a user has successfully logged in, her authentication will remain valid until the end of her session, e. g. until she presses the logout button.

This feature is not available when using the Chrome browser engine.

1. URL/path to authentication file

Authentication requires a .csv file which contains a list of all users. Each line of this .csv file can contain up to three fields with the first line containing the user name, the second one the password, and the optional third a URL to which the user will be taken after authenticating herself.

The format of the .csv file is: user1;password;URL (optional)


The preselected path shows a sample file. The directory of the original file is: ..\SiteKiosk\xml\sample-authentication.csv.

Please note that the file can only be accessed on the local machine. If you use more than one terminal, you should store the .csv file on a peripheral server which can be accessed via the http or https protocol. You will then be able to keep the access (.csv) file up to date using local data management and add or remove persons from the file. If the file is accessed via the file protocol, you will be able to use an Edit button and open the file in Notepad.

Please also adjust the necessary settings for the separator used in the .csv file.

2. Authentication mode

Please also select the desired authentication mode. Access can be granted after entering a user name, a password or a user name/password combination.

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