Testing the configuration of authentication servers

You can validate the configuration of your authentication servers to ensure that the management server is able to communicate with them. You can validate the configuration by searching for a remote user or remote group from your authentication servers, and authenticating them using the configured settings.

Before you begin

About this task

If the authentication service is set to Active Directory, and if you are validating the authentication of remote users who belong to the primary group of the authentication server, information about the primary group is not displayed in the authentication results.


  1. In the toolbar, click , and then click Authentication in the left Setup menu.
  2. In the Setup/Authentication page, click Test Authentication.
  3. In the Test User dialog box, specify the user name and password of the remote user or the user name of the remote group, and then click Test.
    If you are authenticating a remote group, you must not enter the password.