Set Up MS Exchange Server Authentication

Create an MS Exchange Server record in order to authenticate to a Microsoft Exchange Server running on a Windows host, and scan it for compliance. Windows authentication is required so you'll also need a Windows record for the host running the web server.

This record type is only available in accounts with PC and is only supported for compliance scans.

Which technologies are supported?

For the most current list of supported authentication technologies and the versions that have been certified for VM and PC by record type, please refer to the following article: 

Authentication Technologies Matrix

How do I get started?

- Go to Scans > Authentication.

- Check that you have a Windows record already defined for the host running the web server.

- Create an MS Exchange Server record for the same host. Go to New > Applications > MS Exchange Server.

Note: If the Network Support feature is enabled, then the Windows record must have the same network selected as the MS Exchange Server record.

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Managers can add authentication records.

Unit Managers must be granted these permissions:
- Manage PC module
- Create/edit authentication records/vaults

How does it work?

We'll authenticate to each target host using the credentials provided in the Windows record. If the host is running an MS Exchange Server  then we'll check to see if an MS Exchange Server record exists. If yes, we'll use credentials from the Windows record to authenticate to the Windows system, access the web server configuration, and scan it for compliance.


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