By default, Entuity holds its user authentication details in its local security database.
When you install multiple Entuity servers with internal authentication, each Entuity server maintains its own user accounts, user groups and user preferences.
This independence allows user accounts and groups on different servers to share the same names, but have different definitions.
Internal authentication allows for:
- definition of user accounts on the local server. User sign-on details are compared with the details held for that account in the Entuity server's local security database.
- assignment of users to Entuity user groups. User groups are used in user authorization - when determining whether a user has the appropriate permission to perform the requested action.
- retention of user preferences between sessions.
For help and information on user accounts and user groups in Entuity, please see this section.