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Perspective 5.1 or Later: Enable Windows Authentication

Perspective 5.1 and later versions continue to support Windows authentication (non-SAML authentication); however, it is available for Perspective only and can no longer be enabled through Service Manager.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you wish to use single sign-on authentication for all Perspective modules (Perspective, Dispatch, Dashboard, and/or Web Portal) you must enable SAML authentication. See the What is SSO and How Do I Get It? article for more information.

  1. Open the config file. By default, this file is located at C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Perspective5.1\PerspectiveServices. 

  2. Locate the <WindowsAuthentication> tag.

  3. Delete the false value in the tag and replace it with true.

    Note: You cannot enable both Windows authentication and SSO in the Perspective_default.config file by changing the <SSOAuthentication> tag’s value to true.

  4. Save the file.

  5. In IIS, open the Default Web Site and Perspective Services.

  6. Double-click Authentication.

  7. Ensure that:

    • Windows Authentication is enabled.
    • Anonymous Authentication is disabled.
  8. Return to the previous screen and click Edit Permissions on the right-side menu.

  9. Open the Security tab, click Edit, and add appropriate Perspective Groups with View, Read, and Execute permissions.

  10. Reset IIS once you have completed the steps to ensure the changes take place.

  11. Test logging in with a user who is set up for Windows Authentication in Perspective.

  12. Reset IIS to complete the configuration.


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