There is a need to change "SPE Based Authentication" in Symantec Protection Engine (SPE) with Active Directory Based Authentication without an uninstallation and reinstallation in a Windows environment.
There are three attributes that must be changed in the configuration.xml; password value, ADAuthenticationMode and ActiveDirectoryDetails. This section of the document looks like this before the change:
<admin> <port value="8004"/> <sslport value="8005"/> <ip value=""/> <timeout value="300"/> <password value=""/> <emailid value=""/> <!-- ADAuthenticationMode option is applicable to Windows only --> <ADAuthenticationMode value="true"> <ActiveDirectoryDetails groupname="YourDomain\YourGroupName"/> </ADAuthenticationMode> </admin>
Note: As always, when working with the Protection Engine XML files, stop the Symantec Protection Engine Service. Please stop scanning within your connector before stopping Symantec Protection Engine Service due to potential negative impact to your scanning resource. See vendor documentation for best practices in disabling scanning.
In order to change the ADAuthenticationMode value ="true" to "false" you will use the command: