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Jama Connect User Guide

Configure Basic authentication (traditional)

The default authentication method is Jama Connect Basic, which authenticates users by their username and password that are stored in the Jama Connect database. Passwords are encrypted before they are stored in the database.


You must be a system administrator to complete this task.

To configure the Basic authentication properties:

  1. Log in to Jama Connect as the root user.

  2. Select System Properties > Authentication Properties > Basic.

  3. Configure the authentication properties for the method you are using.

    • Enable basic authentication — Enabled by default. You must deselect this option to use LDAP or Crowd.

    • Enable "Forgot Password" functionality — Users who forget their password can request a new password without notifying the system admin.

    • Allow users to change their username — Users can change their username when they manage their profile.

    • Password requirements — Set the required password strength for all future passwords. New user passwords must meet the required password strength to be saved. Changes to these settings do not affect passwords already in the system.

  4. Click Save.