The following are new features added to the Novell® Client™ for Linux 1.2:
User authentication and access control are enforced (that is, users must be logged in to edit their personal login scripts). eDirectory™ access control is enforced as well, which is useful when administrators do not want their users to be able to edit their personal login scripts. An administrator can also configure the Novell Client for Linux to disallow theoption so it is not displayed on the on the tray application menu.
For more information, see Novell Client for Linux User Guide.
This functionality makes use of CASA (Common Authentication Services Adapter) for persistent storage of credentials for a given realm. The overall concept is that if the Novell Client for Linux 1.2 or later and CASA 1.6 or later are installed on the workstation, users can have their eDirectory connections, login scripts, and startup drive mappings run when they initially log in to the workstation. This authentication does not replace the workstation login; it currently just augments it with eDirectory functionality.
Users must run the normalfrom the tray application menu and save their Novell Login settings. After saving the Novell Login settings, the next time the same user logs in to the workstation, eDirectory authentication is automatic and the user’s login script runs at startup.
For more information, see Section 4.1, Setting Up Integrated Login.