Many companies that require the use of Windows Authentication Smart Cards have inquired about SOLIDWORKS PDM integrability into this authentication system. Although PDM is not currently designed to integrate with this authentication system, it is possible to Authenticate with the Smart Card into Windows then use PDM automatic logins to log into the vault. This guide will provide the required information necessary to implement. Limitations of this method of authenticating to PDM will also be discussed.
This dialog is found under:
Archive Server Machine > Start Menu > search Archive Server Configuration > Click on Default Settings gear > Default login type to set radio buttons below.
To add the domain group where the PDM user is, Click on “Settings…” button.
Note that if you are using vault-specific settings, you need to open the properties of your vault of interest - as opposed to “Default Settings.”
Some organizations solely authenticate to their Windows using Smart Cards and do not provide the end-user with passwords. In order for these organizations to access the PDM Administration tool, they must open the administration tool via PDM Vault View.
Requirements to open Administration tool with Smart Card Authentication
About Francisco Guzman
Francisco Guzman is the PDM Technical Support Lead at GoEngineer, and is pursuing his degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Utah. In addition to providing guidance and support to SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS PDM customers, Francisco also provides support for DriveWorks design automation. He won the world-wide DriveWorks reseller CPD contest as the best DriveWorks AE for 2015. For fun, he designs, 3D-Prints, builds and races custom first-person-view (FPV) racing drone frames.
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