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Chapter 1. Introduction to Authentication in CloudForms

Red Hat CloudForms provides several methods to authenticate users. Authentication can be configured from CloudForms using the local database, or CloudForms can use protocols such as LDAP and SAML to connect to a pre-configured authentication system such as Red Hat Identity Management (IdM), Red Hat Single Sign-On (SSO), Active Directory (AD), or AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) to use existing user accounts and groups.

This guide provides instructions to configure authentication management in your CloudForms environment as an administrative user.

After completing the setup of an authentication system, users can log in with their credentials.


For further information on managing users, groups, and account roles, see Access Control in General Configuration.

1.1. Configuring Authentication Settings in CloudForms

As the admin user, configure your authentication method from the Authentication tab in the Configuration menu.

To change authentication settings:

  1. From the settings menu, select Configuration.
  2. Select your server in the Settings accordion.
  3. Select the Authentication tab.
  4. Use Session Timeout to set the period of inactivity before a user is logged out of the console.
  5. Set the authentication method in Mode from the following methods: