How Does Hitachi ID Login Manager Work?
Hitachi ID Login Manager automatically fills in application login IDs and passwords
on behalf of users, streamlining the application sign-on process for
Login Manager works as follows:
- When users sign into their workstations, Login Manager acquires their
network login ID and password from the Windows login process.
- Login Manager may (optionally) acquire additional login IDs (but not
passwords) from the user's Active Directory profile.
- Login Manager monitors the Windows desktop for newly launched
- It detects when the user types one of his known login IDs or his
Windows password into an application dialog box, HTML form
or mainframe terminal session. When this happens, the location
of the matching input fields is stored on a local configuration file.
- Whenever Login Manager detects an application displaying a
previously configured login screen, it automatically fills in
the appropriate login ID and/or the current Windows password.
The net impact of Login Manager is that login prompts for applications
with well-known IDs and passwords that authenticate to AD or
are synchronized with AD are automatically filled in. This is done
- Interfering with user access to applications from devices not
equipped with the SSO software, such as their smart phones.
- Having to deploy a secure location in which to store application
- Writing scripts.
Login Manager is installed as a simple, self-contained MSI package.
It does not require a schema extension to Active Directory.