How to login to Information Manager for MondoSearch

1) Go to the machine where you installed InformationManager and Find the Signon- State.xml file, which is stored in the MondoSearch-instance data folder. In a typical MondoSearch installation, you can find this in the following location:
C:\MondoSearch\Instances\Public\data\SignonState.xml

This file is created the first time InformationManager is run on your machine. If you cannot find it, make sure you have run InformationManager at least once.

2) Open the SignonState.xml file in an XML or text editor. Initially, its contents should look something like this:

*
c:\mondosearch\searchhost\data\
c:\mondosearch\searchhost\exec\
false

3) Change the value for the element from false to true. This enables the local authentication system. If you ever want to disable it again, simply set this element back to false (but remember to activate Windows authentication as described in
?Windows Authentication? on page 82

4) After the closing tag, add a new set of elements and sub-elements organized as in the following example:

SUPER
Super+User
A42D74EC283430CA3880CE128B17F2D9
SurfRay

*

Where each element is used as follows:

? : set this to the login name for the user.
? : set this to the actual name of the user. If you wish to include a space, use a ?+? instead.
? : set this to the user?s password. You can define this using plain text or by entering a password encoded using MD5 hash (recommended). Free utilities for encoding strings with MD5 hash are widely available for download on the Internet.
? : set this to the name of the user?s company.
? : for each host that the user should be allowed to access, nest a element beneath this element. Usually there will be only one of these. The value must match the host name stated under the element.

5) For each user account you wish to create, add another element and associated sub-elements as outlined above. The final file, configured for two users, should look something like:

*
c:\mondosearch\searchhost\data\
c:\mondosearch\searchhost\exec\
false

SUPER
Super+User
A42D74EC283430CA3880CE128B17F2D9
SurfRay

*

Appendix B: Using the Legacy Authentication Systems Windows Authentication 82 InformationManager 5.4 User?s Guide

km
karl+maybach
283430C2D74EC0CE128B1A388A47F2D9
SurfRay

*

6) Save your new settings.

***NOTE*** that an XML schema for the SignonState.xml file is also provided in case you wish to use an automated system to generate the file and want make sure that the output from your program conforms to the format expected by InformationManager. It is called
SignonState.xsd file and is saved in the same folder as the XML file.

Windows Authentication
To use Windows authentication upgraded, non-integrated InformationManager installation, first disable InSite integration (see ?Local Authentication? on page 80) and then configure your file system and web server so that the server will require authentication whenever a user tries to access any of the pages of the InformationManager.

? Users (and user groups) on the same network as the InformationManager can be added to the user list and will therefore be authenticated automatically once they have logged onto the network, without requiring a separate log in for InformationManager

? Users not on the user list and users on other networks will be shown a log-in dialog when they first try to access the site. The login information submitted by the user will be checked against Windows security accounts.

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