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In Visual Guard, “Authentication” is the process of verifying the identity of a user or entity attempting to access a system or application. Visual Guard supports various types of authentication methods, each offering different levels of security and user experience:

  1. Visual Guard: Users authenticate using Visual Guard’s built-in login system, where they provide a username and password combination verified against Visual Guard’s user database. This method offers a standard authentication approach managed within the Visual Guard framework.
  2. Windows Authentication by Credential: Users authenticate through their Windows credentials, leveraging the security infrastructure of the Windows operating system. Visual Guard integrates with Windows authentication to validate user identities, providing seamless access to applications based on Windows credentials.
  3. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Visual Guard supports Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), requiring users to provide additional verification beyond a username and password. This could include receiving a one-time password (secure code) or magic link via SMS or email. MFA enhances security by adding an extra layer of protection against unauthorized access, even if login credentials are compromised.
  4. Passwordless:Passwordless login is a method of authentication that allows users to access a system or application without requiring a traditional password. Instead of entering a password, users are authenticated through alternative methods such as magic link or SMS verification. In Visual Guard, passwordless login enhances security and user experience by providing convenient and secure authentication options that eliminate the need for users to remember and manage passwords.

These authentication methods cater to different security requirements and user preferences, allowing Visual Guard to provide a flexible and robust authentication framework for securing applications and systems.

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