Configuring GFI WebMonitorProxy SettingsConfiguring General Proxy SettingsConfiguring Authentication Method

Configuring Proxy Authentication Method

The Proxy Authentication area enables you to configure the authentication method used by the proxy. This determines how client machines are validated when accessing the Internet.

IMPORTANT

Proxy Authentication is disabled by default. If Authentication is not enabled, you will not be able to create new polices for users or groups.

To configure user authentication method:

1. Go to Settings > Proxy Settings > General.

2. From the Proxy Authentication area, leave Proxy Authentication off if the user is not required to provide login credentials when new Internet sessions are launched.

3. If proxy authentication is required, select one of the following options:

Table 48: Authentication options
OPTION DESCRIPTION
Basic authentication Select if user is required to provide login credentials when new Internet sessions are launched

Integrated authentication

This option enables GFI WebMonitor proxy to authenticate users by using the client machines’ access control service. User is not prompted to provide login credentials when new Internet sessions are launched. (Recommended)

NOTE

Integrated authentication option is disabled if the GFI WebMonitor machine authenticates local users as Guest. The Guest only network access model, grants all users the same level of access to system resources, and so GFI WebMonitor proxy will not be able to differentiate between the different users using a client machine.

NOTE

On Windows® XP Pro machines that have never been joined to a Domain Controller, this Local Security Setting policy is enabled by default.

4. [Optional] In the IP's that will bypass the authentication field, key in IP addresses to exclude from proxy authentication.

NOTE

IP addresses specified in this field will not be prompted to provide login credentials when new Internet sessions are launched, but will carry on to apply the applicable policies.

5. Click Save.