The Policy Server installation automatically configures a Basic authentication scheme. This scheme verifies a user identity according to a user name and password that are passed to a user directory service for authentication. Basic authentication schemes support only ASCII characters.
When a user attempts to access a resource that is protected by Basic authentication, the web agent prompts the user to enter a user name and password. After the user enters a name and password, the agent passes the credentials to the Policy Server over an encrypted connection. The Policy Server processes the credentials and if successful, instructs the Web Agent to permit access. If the authentication fails, the user is challenged to reenter credentials.
By default, applications and realms that you create in the Administrative UI use the Basic authentication scheme. You can change the authentication scheme.
To display non-English realm names and permit non-English characters as login credentials in a basic authentication window, verify that the following criteria are met:
Verify that the following prerequisites are met before configuring a Basic authentication scheme:
Configure a Basic authentication scheme in the Administrative UI to verify user identities against user names and passwords that exist in the user directory.
Follow these steps:
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