Supported Types of User Authentication - AWS Elemental Server

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Supported Types of User Authentication

AWS Elemental Server supports the following types of user authentication:

Local authentication

An administrator creates and manages user credentials from the AWS Elemental Server node.

Users logging in to nodes with local authentication enabled must enter valid credentials for access. They must also supply credentials when using the REST API.

The credentials that users enter are validated against credentials that are housed locally on the node that they're accessing.

Privileged Access Management (PAM) authentication

An administrator creates and manages user credentials from a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server that's external from the AWS Elemental systems.

Users logging in to nodes with PAM authentication enabled must enter valid credentials for access. They must also supply credentials when using the REST API.

The credentials that users enter are validated against credentials that are housed on an external LDAP server.