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CloudConnexa Connect Auth

What is it?


CloudConnexa Connect Auth is the authentication policy that can be enforced during the VPN connection attempts by users belonging to a specific group.

This term is used to configure the authentication policy that should be enforced during WPC connection attempts for the Users belonging to a specific Group. There are three types of policies that pertain to authenticating the WPC connection attempt. While all WPC connection attempts are authenticated based on the digital certificate that is part of the Profile, the “Connect Auth“ configuration determines when and whether the User is prompted for account credentials.

No – User won’t be prompted for credentials during a WPC connection attempt.

On prior auth timeout – User won’t be prompted for credentials during the next 24 hours following a successfully authenticated WPC connection.

Every time – User will be prompted for credentials on every WPC connection attempt.

Who should use this?

The Administrator should set this per User Group.

Why should I use this?

If stricter security needs to be employed for certain User Groups or to bypass password entry for certain User Groups.

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When should I make use of this?

Setting the Connect Auth to ‘No’ allows for a quick WPC set up without the need for the User to enter credentials. This authentication type allows for unattended operation. For example, IoT Devices that operate in an unattended fashion can be put in a User Group with Connect Auth set to ‘No’.