Logging on using passive authentication - Security Center 5.8

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.8

Security Center 5.8

If Security Center detects that your logon username matches the domain covered by an ADFS server with passive authentication enabled, you will be redirected to a web form to enter your password.

Before you begin

Open Config Tool and enter the name of the Directory in the Logon dialog box.

What you should know

Passive authentication (also known as web-based authentication) is when the client application redirects the user to a web form managed by a trusted identity provider. The identity provider can request any number of credentials (passwords, security tokens, biometric verifications, and so on) to create a multi-layer defense against unauthorized access. This is also known as multi-factor authentication.
NOTE: Config Tool remembers all valid logon parameters used and automatically calls up the paremeters used for the last logon attempt.


  1. In the Username field, enter your username followed by your domain name, in the format Username@DomainName.

  2. Click the Password field or press the Tab key.
    If Security Center detects that passive authentication is enabled on your domain, you will be redirected to a web form. The following screen capture is an example. Your logon page might look different.

  3. In the web form, enter the information that are required and click Sign in.
    NOTE: You cannot log on as the Admin user using web-based authentication. To log on as the Admin user, click Other logon method to go back to the Security Center Logon dialog box.