Authentication allows you to restrict access to your application only to authenticated users. The users have to provide their login name and password. PortSight Secure Access provides two ways of authentication:
Forms authentication - user must enter login name and password in the logon form. You will typically use this type of authentication for public Web sites outside your domain or for extranet Web sites.
The password is transferred in an unencrypted form when using the forms authentication. It's recommended that you use the forms authentication together with secured transfer protocol (HTTPS). If you're not sure about how to use HTTPS or how to set it up, please refer to the documentation of the Windows operation system and Microsoft Internet Information Services.
Windows authentication - user must be logged in a domain. The application then uses user's Windows login name and associates it with corresponding account in the Secure Access catalog.
You can also protect only particular part of your application.