patentGate has its own user data base, which can work
independently from other systems within the intranet.
With including of patentGate in central login systems can you save
expense and the usage of consistent user/password information
simplifies the possible uses.
patentGate provides two possibilities:
direct connection via LDAP to a central LDAP or active directory server and
on Windows servers using SSPI/NTLM protocols for checking the authentication information within a Windows domain.
Login with LDAP /Active Directory
To log in the user will enter the user name and password, then patentGate uses the LDAP or Active Directory server to authenticate the user.
The connection data to the directory server will be defined by the network administrator in the configuation file of the patentGate instance.
If the anonymous access to the directory server is not allowed, the necessary connection data can be provided in the system config of patentGate.
Single-Sign-On in Windows domains
On Windows servers patentGate can use the default authentication
information sent by the browser (NTLM) to check the validity with the
If this is successful, the user name and password will be skipped and the user will registered automatically.
In the Administration -> System Configuration menu you can
define which default user role is assigned for a new patentGate
If the default role 'Gast' is used, the administrator will have to assign the role 'Verteiler' oder 'Viewer' before that user can take part in the circular (see also to Role "Gast" and user administration).
Using patentGate-specific access
If a central login system is used, there are built-in patentGate
users which are not connected to the central login system, but have
their own credentials in the patentGate login database, for example
the administrator login 'root'. They can be assigned an individual
password in the menu Users -> User administration.
The passwords of users validated against the central login system will not be stored in patentGate by default, but a patentGate-specific password can be assigned for these users.
The password on the central directory server or in the Windows domain is not affected by this.