The graded authentication feature of NMASTM allows you to control users' access to network resources based on the login methods used to log in to the network. This means that you can set access rights to NetWare® volumes and any attribute in Novell ®eDirectoryTM based on how users log in.
Graded authentication is based on the relationship between a user and an object, where an object is a network volume or eDirectory attribute. Graded authentication uses the same NMAS login factors (password, physical device, and biometric authentication) and security grades to establish the user object relationship and to determine the grade or level of authentication.
To set up graded authentication, you need to do the following:
The following topics provide information on setting up graded authentication:
An example of graded authentication is located at the end of this chapter.