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9.10. Anonymous users

An anonymous authentication method can be used to authenticate a specific application type account by ignoring the provided password or any other credential.

9.10.1. Introduction

This authentication is implemented based on the RFC 1635 but it can also be used for SFTP/SCP or HTTP/HTTPS services.

Once authenticated, the anonymous account will have the same permissions as the account with which it's associated. The audit events are recorded under the associated account name and not the anonymous account.

Note

This authentication method can't be used with the Local Manager service.

The anonymous account is locked inside the home folder and will have full access to all files and directories located in the home folder, just like a normal application account.

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9.10.2. name

Default value

''

Optional

Yes

From version

2.10.0

Values
  • Any text.

Description

Human-readable short text used to identify this method.

9.10.3. description

Default value

''

Optional

Yes

From version

2.10.0

Values
  • Any text.

Description

Human-readable text that describes the purpose of this authentication method.

9.10.4. type

Default value

''

Optional

No

From version

2.10.0

Values
  • application - Application accounts.

  • os - Accounts authenticated by the OS.

  • http - HTTP (unsecured).

  • ip-time-ban - Ban an IP address for a time interval.

  • deny-username - Deny authentication based on usernames.

  • anonymous - Anonymous account authentication.

  • ldap - Authenticate against an LDAP server.

  • local-file - Authenticate the accounts from a separate local file.

Description

This option specifies the type of the method. Each type has a set of specific configuration options

9.10.5. anonymous_account_uuid

Default value

''

Optional

No

Values
  • UUID of the application account with which this account is associated.

From version

3.2.0

To version

None

Description

This is the UUID of the application account associated with the anonymous account.