By default, Novell Client implements the Novell Universal Password, which provides robust and strong passwords. As a part of this implementation, Novell Client installs NMAS and NICI.
NMAS authentication adds additional security to the network. However, if your network does not use NMAS, login might take additional time and you might want to disable NMAS authentication on the server and not install it with the Novell Client software. Novell Client installs NICI Client 22.214.171.124 and NMAS Client 126.96.36.199 by default. If you do not want to install them during the Client installation, install using a configuration file (unattend file) that specifies not to install them. For more information, see Creating the Configuration File (Unattend File).
NOTE:If you disable NMAS, the Challenge Response functionality is not available.
For more information on disabling NMAS, see “Disabling NMAS on the Server” in the Novell Modular Authentication Services 3.0 Administration Guide.
For more information on deploying universal passwords, see the Universal Password Deployment Guide in the Novell Modular Authentication Services 3.0 Administration Guide.