Authentication Sources Basics

Authentication is required for user resolution. Authentication is a process in which the credentials provided are compared to those on file in a database of authorized users’ information on a local operating system or within an authentication server (For example, logging into your Google account.) If the credentials match, the process is completed and the user is granted authorization for access.

Authentication is both a method and a source. This document discusses authentication as a source. To learn about Authentication Methods, click here

Note: Click the Cache refresh icon whenever a change is made (users are added or removed) to any of the authentication sources listed and the changes need to be tested.

Authentication Sources are external or internal directories that identify and authenticate users so that the Rocket appliance can apply Policies. Adding an authentication source will allow your users to seamlessly sign onto their various devices with their Web Filter policies. You can add authentication sources for the following directory types: