The Novell Login dialog box can be customized to show the features that you want users to have access to. Customizing gives you control over the following:
Initial Novell login
This disables the Novell Login window when the workstation is started. Users must then log in using the Red N menu or Start menu.
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.
For more information, see “Disabling NMAS on the Server” in the Novell Modular Authentication Services 3.0 Administration Guide.
IMPORTANT:In the Novell Client Install Manager (nciman.exe), you can control both the installation and use of NMAS. On the page, there is an option. If you option when you create a configuration (unattend) file that is used to install multiple clients on your network, NICI and NMAS are not installed. In the page, there is an option. If you deselect this option, Novell Client page does not use NMAS during authentication even if the component is installed. If the component is not installed and this option is selected, Novell Client login skips the NMAS authentication and installation continues.
OEM extended ASCII password
To enable the use of the OEM extended ASCII characters in passwords, select this option. You should use OEM extended ASCII characters only if you have legacy software that requires you to use the OEM Code Page. The latest versions of the Novell Client support extended ASCII characters using the UNICODE code page and do not need this setting to be enabled in order to handle special characters such as Ñ or é.
Default policy support
After the user logs in to the network, the authentication server’s \sys\public\ directory is searched for a ntconfig.pol file. If the file is found, the policy is applied to the user and workstation.
Novell Login dialog box customization
This dialog box can be customized to control the availability of certain login options. This gives you control over how users log in.
list at the top of the dialog box
Hiding thefield is especially useful if you have set up only one location profile for a workstation. In this case, the Location field is not useful and might confuse or distract users.
If you have set up several location profiles and do not want users to change the data in various login fields (such as, , , and ), you can hide the button.
button on the Script tabbed page
If you use %2, %3, %4, or %5 in the login script, you might want to set these values in the location profile but not allow users to change them. In this case, it might be helpful to hide the Variables button.
If you want all connections to be cleared every time users log in, or if you don't want any connections to be cleared, you can set the value in the location profile and then hide thecheck box.
NOTE:Thecheck box is never visible during initial login, because an initial login automatically clears all connections.
If you do not want to allow workstation-only logins—for example, if you want to require that users log in to NetWare® in order to use their workstations—you can hide thecheck box that appears under the field during an initial login.
This check box lets you disable the single sign-on process for the current login attempt.
If the Novell Login dialog box is being used to log in to a specific tree, disable thefield to prevent users from changing the tree.
If the Novell Login dialog box is being used to log in to a specific tree, disable thebutton to prevent the user from changing the tree.
If the Novell Login dialog box is being used to log in to a specific tree, disable thefield to prevent users from changing the context.
If the Novell Login dialog box is being used to log in to a specific tree, disable thebutton to prevent users from changing the context.
lets you terminate the previously logged-in user’s Novell Client session even if he or she locked the workstation.
WARNING:Any unsaved work that the previous user had open is lost. To maintain open applications and current network connections, log in using the previously logged-in username and password.
You can customize the Welcome screen with a custom bitmap and caption.
To show or hide any Login dialog box options:
Right-click the Red N icon on the status bar, then clickto open the Novell Client Configuration dialog box.
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Select the parameter you want, then selector in the drop-down list.
A short description of each parameter is available in thefield when you select the parameter.