20.2 Upgrading from an Earlier Version

The previous versions of Novell SecureLogin supported creating multiple SecureLogin accounts for a single workstation account.

Novell SecureLogin 6.0 has a seamless standalone mode that uses the workstation account to identify the users, thereby eliminating the requirement for the user to log in to Novell SecureLogin after logging in to the workstation.

To maintain backward compatibility, Novell SecureLogin supports multiple users created in previous versions.

After upgrading, you are prompted to either continue using multiple accounts or choose one account and migrate to seamless standalone mode.

If you have been using Novell SecureLogin in standalone mode in one account, you are automatically migrated to seamless standalone mode after providing your username and password on first log in.

20.2.1 Setting Up Multiple User Accounts

The previous versions of Novell SecureLogin managed multiple accounts on the same workstation by creating multiple SecureLogin accounts for the same Windows account. Novell SecureLogin now consolidates the accounts by leveraging the Windows account to verify the user. This results in one Novell SecureLogin user for each Windows account.

After upgrading, the following message appears.

Figure 20-1 Seamless migration message

  • If you wish to manage the users through their Windows accounts, click Yes and migrate to seamless standalone mode. This deletes all other user accounts but it does not delete the one you are requested to selected.

  • If you have previously configured SecureLogin with multiple users, click No to continue accessing them.

    The SecureLogin Standalone dialog is displayed. The dialog box retains all the user accounts retained from the previous SecureLogin configuration.

    You can then select from two options:

    • If you had earlier selected Yes, select the user or the account that will continue to be user future Novell SecureLogin account.

    • If you had earlier selected No, select the user account that you require now. This list displays all the accounts retained for future log in.

    Specify the password. Novell SecureLogin is now active for the selected user and the Novell SecureLogin icon appears in the notification area.

20.2.2 Managing Novell SecureLogin After upgrading

For mobile users and notebook users, Novell SecureLogin is managed through the Personal Management Utility. To start the Personal Management Utility, double-click the Novell SecureLogin icon on the notification area, or right-click the icon and select Manage Logins.

If you had earlier operated the Novell SecureLogin with one user account, proceed to Section 20.2.3, Setting Up Single Account

20.2.3 Setting Up Single Account

Upgrading From 3.5 Or Later to 7.0

If you are upgrading from Novell SecureLogin 2.5 or later, Novell SecureLogin automatically updates the single account to match the workstation account.

Upgrading From 3.0 Or Earlier to 7.0

Novell SecureLogin 3.5 or earlier must be uninstalled before installing Novell SecureLogin 7.0