When the Server checks the OS password, it composes the username string using the Account OS User Name setting. When the default setting * is used, the composed OS user name is the same as the Account name. By changing the OS User Name settings you can use different OS usernames for Accounts in different CommuniGate Pro domains.
|Server Operating System||Notes About OS Passwords|
|Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME||OS does not support passwords, the Use OS Password option does not work.|
|Microsoft Windows 200x/XP/NT/Vista||The Windows NT domain authentication system is used. The Windows account used to run the CommuniGate Pro Messaging Server should have the Act as part of the operating system privilege.The --BatchLogon command line option can be used to tell the Server to use the LOGON_BATCH authentication method (if the option is not present, the LOGON_NETWORK method is used). The Server checks if the composed OS user name contains the percent (%) symbol. If the symbol is found, the part of the name before that symbol is used as the Windows account name, and the part after that symbol is used as the Windows domain name.If Accounts in the company1.dom CommuniGate Pro domain have the OS User Name setting set to *%comp1, then the OS user name for the CommuniGate Pro Account joe will be joe%comp1, and the CommuniGate Pro Server will use the Windows LogonUser API to try to authenticate the mail client as the Windows user joe in the Windows domain comp1.|
|Unix-based systems||The passwd and shadow or other OS-supported authentication mechanisms are used.|
|OS/400 systems||The user profile authentication mechanisms are used.|
|OpenVMS systems||The supplied user name and password strings are converted to uppercase, and then the OpenVMS authentication mechanisms are used.|
|BeOS||OS does not support passwords, the Use OS Password option does not work.|
The OS passwords are one-way-encrypted passwords. As a result, they cannot be used for Secure Authentication Methods.