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Chapter 11. Configuring Single Sign-On > Active Directory Single Sign-On Overvi...

Active Directory Single Sign-On Overview

Prior to NAC Appliance 4.0, a typical Windows user running NAC Agent would have to manually log in via the NAC Agent prompt to gain access to the network. The NAC Agent login is an additional login step to the Ctrl-Alt-Delete login process that all Windows users go through when booting up their machine. Many users complained that the extra login was a hassle and inconvenient.

Starting with 4.0, that extra login step for Windows users logging in to the domain has been removed. Windows users simply enter their login name and password as they normally do when booting into their Windows desktop via Ctrl-Alt-Delete, and NAC Agent takes care of the rest. NAC Agent takes the user’s login credentials and automatically passes that info to NAC Appliance for authentication. After being successfully authenticated and posture assessed, the user is mapped to an assigned role and granted the appropriate network access.


  

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