In this out-of-the-box set up, you can manage the user base and their passwords manually from within Alfresco, and unauthenticated users still have limited access as the ‘guest’ user.
From here, there are a number of common customizations you might want to make to scale up to the needs of a larger enterprise. For example, you might want to:
- Disable unauthenticated guest access
- Enable automatic sign-on using operating system credentials or a Single Sign-On (SSO) server to remove the need for a Login page
- Delegate authentication responsibility to a central directory server to remove the need to set up users manually in the Administration Console