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Change Auditor 7.2 - User Guide

Change Auditor Overview Agent Deployment Change Auditor Client Overview Overview Page Searches Search Results and Event Details Custom Searches and Search Properties Enable Alert Notifications Administration Tasks Agent Configurations Coordinator Configuration Purging and Archiving your Change Auditor Database Disable Private Alerts and Reports Generate and Schedule Reports SQL Reporting Services Configuration Change Auditor User Interface Authorization Client Authentication Certificate authentication for client coordinator communication Integrating with On Demand Audit Enable/Disable Event Auditing Account Exclusion Registry Auditing Service Auditing Agent Statistics and Logs Coordinator Statistics and Logs Change Auditor Commands Change Auditor Email Tags


Change Auditor has the following authentication methods:

Certificate authentication for client coordinator communication.

Client Authentication Page

The Client Authentication page is displayed when Client Authentication is selected from the Configuration task list in the navigation pane of the Administration Tasks tab.

From this page, you can define the authentication method required to access a particular Change Auditor installation.

When this option is enabled, Change Auditor uses the standard login entry form where users specify login Windows credentials in both the clients. Credentials are securely verified with Active Directory to authenticate user access to Change Auditor. The current Windows logon user security context is used to authenticate with the coordinator. Typically, user account and password are not required.

When this option is enabled, authentication is performed using smart cards or certificates associated with Active Directory users. This permits users to log into clients using Smart Card-based authentication technologies.


Once this option has been selected users will be prompted for credentials each time they log in. They can enter a user name and password or connect using a smart card and enter their personal identification number.

Changing authentication methods

If you move from the default Windows Forms Authentication to Active Directory Client Certificate Authentication:

If you move from Active Directory Client Certificate Authentication to Windows Forms Authentication, you will need to:

Select Client Authentication in the Configuration task list to open the Client Authentication page.

Certificate authentication for client coordinator communication


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