You can choose from several authentication methods that the management server uses to check administrators' credentials before they log on.
For the third-party authentication methods, Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager has an entry in the database for the administrator account, but the third-party server validates the user name and password.
Authenticates the administrators with the administrator's user name and password that are stored in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager database. When the administrator logs on to the management server, the management server verifies with the database that the user name and password are correct.
You can display the Password never expires option so that an administrator's account does not expire.
Authenticates the administrators with an LDAP server or the Microsoft Active Directory server.
To authenticate administrators using an Active Directory or LDAP directory server, you need to set up an account on the directory server. You must also establish a connection between the directory server and Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. If you do not establish a connection, you cannot import users from an Active Directory server or synchronize with it.
Synchronization is only possible for Active Directory Servers. Synchronization with LDAP servers is not supported.