The way you configure multiple Authentication providers can affect the overall outcome of the authentication process, which is especially important for multipart authentication. Authentication providers are called in the order in which they are configured. The Authentication Providers table lists the authentication providers in the order they are called. You can use the table to change the order of the providers. Be aware that the way each Authentication provider's Control Flag attribute is set effects the outcome of the authentication process. For more information, see Set the JAAS control flag.