It is strongly recommended to employ the operating system to ensure authentication for the PMOD ATL users.
In a Windows environment, the Active Directory (AD) can be employed for central user administration. It supports many features for a strict user authentication policy, for instance:
▪Request for a password change after first login.
▪Request for a password change after 90 days.
▪Locking out of a user after 5 failed login attempts.
To employ the AD for a secure PMOD ATL installation, the following setup is proposed:
▪All machines running PMOD should belong to the AD.
▪There should be a global group "PMOD Group" for the PMOD users.
▪The PMOD Group should only contain PMOD users.
▪The AD password requirements should reflect the company security policy.
▪All PMOD users should be configured as "OS users".