Using the catch-all (*) virtual user to relay authentication to an Active Directory

SilverSHielD v6.0 introduces significant enhancements to user management, especially with regards to its support for Active Directory.

It is possible to authenticate all your AD users in SilverSHielD by creating a special user profile and using * (star, or asterisk) as a username; that user must be allowed to perform password authentication, and the “use Windows/AD account auth” option must be enabled. See the image below for a visual example.

The above configuration will relay the authentication of all users without a profile in the SilverSHielD user database to the Active Directory. If a username is found in the SilverSHielD user database, anyway, the internal authentication will prevail, unless the configuration specifies something different.

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