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The server administration component performs its own authentication by verifying that the Siebel user ID it gets from the Application Object Manager (AOM) is the user name for a database account. An external authentication system, either Web SSO or Siebel security adapter authentication, returns the user's Siebel user ID and, typically, a database account used by many users from an LDAP or ADS directory.
When you use external authentication, server administrators may not be able to access the Administration - Server Configuration or Administration - Server Management screen. Alternatively, if the system is configured to use the audit trail feature, some audit trail problems may occur.
To allow administrator users to work in server administration and management screens (and avoid audit trail problems), for each user in this relatively small group, use database authentication instead of external authentication. Administrator users should log into the application using either a different AOM or a Siebel Developer Web Client—in each case, database authentication must be configured.
For more information about database authentication, see Configuring Database Authentication and related sections.
If you add users or change passwords in a Siebel application and the changes are not reflected in the directory, make sure the
It is recommended that you assign user responsibilities in the directory or by using a Siebel application, but not both. For more information, see Configuring Roles Defined in Directory.
You must recalculate the security adapter's CRC checksum value whenever you upgrade your Siebel Business Applications. For more information, see Configuring Checksum Validation.
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