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SIM 5.2 Auto Sign-In?

mike vaccaro
Occasional Advisor

SIM 5.2 Auto Sign-In?

Can SIM 5.2 use auto sign-in. If the server gets rebooted I have to manually sign on.
fred Passeron
Honored Contributor

Re: SIM 5.2 Auto Sign-In?


The manual can help you here :

Page 45 one can read
Automatically signing in
You can sign-in to HP SIM using the same account with which you are logged in on your desktop, bypassing the HP SIM sign-in page. If user groups are configured for HP SIM, membership in these groups is accepted
and treated the same as if you manually signed-in.
Certain conditions in your network environment must be met for this feature to function correctly:
â ¢ The CMS must be registered with a Service Principle Name (SPN) in the domain, which requires a domain administrator. From any system that is a member of the domain, the domain administrator can run the setspn.exe utility from the Windows Support Tools. For example:
setspn -a HTTP/
Where HTTP is in all capital letters, is the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the CMS, and is the domain account under which HP SIM service runs.
IMPORTANT: If you change the name of the HP SIM service account, you must first delete the SPN associated with the old service account name, then register the new service account name:
setspn â d HTTP/
setspn â a HTTP/

NOTE: Local accounts cannot be used for HP SIM service account if automatic sign-in is desired.
â ¢ The feature must be enabled in HP SIM in the globalsettings.props file. This can be done by using the mxglobalsettings command, or by directly modifying the file. Set the value for the AutomaticSignIn property to 1. Restarting HP SIM is not necessary. See â Properties for globalsettings.props fileâ for information on modifying the globalsettings.props file.
â ¢ Both the browsing system and the CMS must be members of the Windows domain.
â ¢ You must be logged in to the Windows domain on the browsing system, and the HP SIM service must be running using a domain account that is registered with the SPN.

Signing in
NOTE: Browsing locally from the CMS itself does not perform automatic sign-in; you must enter your credentials on the sign-in page.
â ¢ There must be no proxy servers between the browser and the CMS. Use the proxy bypass list in the
browser, or use no proxy at all.
â ¢ The browser must be configured to support automatic sign-in. In Internet Explorer, enable Integrated
Windows Authentication under Toolsâ Internet Optionsâ Advanced tab. The CMS must be in
the Local Intranet or Trusted Sites zone, which can be configured under the Toolsâ Internet
Optionsâ Security tab. If the CMS is in the Internet Explorer Local Intranet zone, select Automatic Logon only in Intranet zone. If the CMS is in the Internet Explorer Trusted Sites zone, select Automatic
logon with current user name and password.
Firefox must be configured with a list of sites (for example, the CMS) where automatic sign-in can be performed, and should be restricted to local intranet sites. This list can be configured by entering
about:config in the Firefox address bar. From the list of Preference Names, select
network.negotiate-auth.trusted-uris and either double-click or right-click and select Modify.
Here, you can specify a comma-separated list of URLs or domains, enter the list of URLs used to access HP
SIM. For example:https://cms_fqdn, where cms_fqdn is the FQDN of the CMS.
When automatic sign-in occurs, an intermediate sign-in page is displayed that indicates automatic sign-in
is occurring. If you click Cancel from this page, the manual sign-in page appears. You might want to cancel automatic sign-in if any unexpected network or domain errors occur. If any browser configuration errors are detected, automatic sign-in is cancelled and the manual sign-in page is displayed along with the configuration error.
Failures encountered during automatic sign-in are logged as normal sign-in failures in both the audit log and the event log. If automatic sign-in is not attempted, either because it's not enabled by HP SIM or the browser, no failure is detected or logged by HP SIM.
If automatic sign-in is configured, you can still manually sign-in to HP SIM.
â ¢ If automatic sign-in fails, the manual sign-in page is displayed This might occur if you are logged in to the operating system using an account that is not an HP SIM account.
â ¢If automatic sign-in is not attempted This might occur if the browser is not properly configured for
automatic sign-in, or the feature is disabled in HP SIM.
â ¢ If you click Sign Out from HP SIM This enables you to specify another user account to use if you are signed-in to the operating system with a different account.

Hope it helps

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