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Configuring external authentication

Use this information to enable the external authentication subsystem using the alfresco-global.properties file and the Admin Console in Share.

Configuring/enabling external authentication subsystem using the alfresco-global.properties file:

To enable external authentication subsystem:
  1. Open the alfresco-global.properties file.
  2. Set the following properties to enable external authentication:
    authentication.chain=external1:external
    external.authentication.proxyUserName=
    external.authentication.enabled=true
    external.authentication.defaultAdministratorUserNames=admin
    external.authentication.proxyHeader=X-Alfresco-Remote-User
    Note: The default setting for external.authentication.proxyUserName is alfresco-system. This should only be specified if you are using SSL. See External authentication and SSO for more information.
  3. Save the alfresco-global.properties file.
  4. Restart the Alfresco Content Services server.

For more information on the external authentication properties, see external configuration properties.

Configuring/enabling external authentication subsystem using the Share Admin Console:

To enable external authentication subsystem using the Admin Console, see configuring external authentication.

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