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Overview of Assumed Users
Posted by Adrien de Croy (Import) on 30 January 2004 03:55 PM
WinGate offers as its lowest form of security, a form protection for the network through an Assumed user option. Although this is effective when using features such as banning or restricting users through policy, tracking user accounts and history of computer activity, it does not require a physical form of authentication from the user themselves (such as a logon). Obviously the user who is being assumed must be in the WinGate database.
There are two types of Assumptions when using this option:
  • Assumptions based on IP addresses
  • Assumptions based on Computer names.

    Configuring Assumed users based on IP address

    Please Note: In order to use this type of assumed user option, clients machines need to have statically set IP addresses.

    1. Open GateKeeper on the WinGate Server.
    2. Open the Users tab.
    3. Double click on Assumed Users.
    4. Select the By IP address tab.
    5. Click on the Add button.
    6. In the Location dialog that appears, enter the IP address of the client machine.
    7. In the Then Assume it is drop down box select the appropriate user.
    8. Click OK back through till you have exited the assumed users dialog.
    9. Save changes in GateKeeper.
    Configuring Users based on Computer Name

    Please Note: In order to use this type of assumed user option, the client needs to be using the WinGate DHCP service (i.e. receive its network details from WinGates DHCP) in order for it to work.
    1. Open GateKeeper on the WinGate Server.
    2. Open the Users tab.
    3. Double click on Assumed Users.
    4. Select the By Computer name tab.
    5. Click on the Add button.
    6. In the Location dialog that appears, enter the computer name of the client machine.
    7. In the Then Assume it is drop down box select the appropriate user.
    8. Click OK back through till you have exited the assumed users dialog.
    9. Save changes in GateKeeper.
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