Local Authentication and Authorization

Local authentication is the default method for user authentication and authorization. Harmony Controller provides local authentication for following users:

  • Root administrators and providers

  • Clients or end users.

Local Authentication can be used for:

  • Special user accounts that are not managed through the directory servers reserved for regular accounts.

  • Local Root or Administrator accounts to access Harmony Controller even if the directory server is down.

Local authentication and authorization workflow

Step 1: Configure local authentication
Go to Organization > authentication > Change Authentication Provider and set authentication to Local Authentication.
Step 2: Create access groups
Create access groups for various user profiles. Access groups allow users to access resources irrespective of their roles. For more information, see Role-Based Access Control (RBAC).
Step 3: Create users and assign access group
Create users and assign them to access groups.
Step 4: User logs in.
After successful authentication, users will be able to log in with access authorization as per the Access Group assigned to the user.

Configure local authentication for new provider

  1. Log in to Harmony Controller as super-admin.

  2. Create a new provider and activate the provider-admin user account. On the activation page, user can set the authentication type for the provider.

  3. Select local authentication and click Save.

Local Authentication Process for Provider Login

  1. Log in in to Harmony Controller root provider as provider-admin.

  2. Go to Organization > Authentication > Change Authentication Provider page.

  3. Select Local Authentication from the Authentication Type drop-down.

  4. Click Save.