2.0 User Identification and Authorization

NetIQ Operations Center maintains security-related properties for each authorized user. These properties exist for user identification and authentication and also for determining access to various Operations Center components, including:

  • Operations Server console

  • Web components, including custom dashboards and portals built using the dashboard, Web Services, and SQL Views

Access to licensed Operations Center functions and data is allowed only after a user is identified and authorized. Operations Center supports two methods of user identification and authentication:

  • Native authentication

  • Integrated LDAP authentication

Operations Center enforces a policy based on the strength of passwords used for authentication, which are configured by the administrator. User passwords are protected by being masked in the login dialog box. Users must re-authenticateafter an administrator-specified time of inactivity.