User Types

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Visual Guard supports various user types to cater to different authentication needs. This documentation provides an overview of the different user types available in Visual Guard.


VGUser is the standard user type in Visual Guard. They can be assigned specific roles and permissions to control their access to secured applications.

Windows User

Visual Guard integrates with Windows user accounts for authentication. This allows the application to utilize existing Windows accounts for user management.

Windows By Credential User

Windows By Credential User is a method that allows Visual Guard to authenticate users using specific Windows credentials. This can be useful when you need to verify users based on their Windows account credentials.

Database User

Visual Guard can authenticate users from a database where user information is stored. This is useful when user management is handled through a separate database system.

Okta User

Okta is a popular Identity and Access Management (IAM) service. Visual Guard supports authentication for users who use Okta as their identity provider.

MFA (Multi Factor Authentication) User

MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) is a security protocol that enhances protection by requiring users to provide multiple forms of verification before accessing a system or application. It significantly reduces the risk of unauthorized access by combining something the user knows (like a password) with something the user has (like a smartphone)

Using User Types

By leveraging these user types in Visual Guard, you can tailor the authentication process to meet your specific requirements. Whether you need to authenticate users through Windows accounts, database systems, or Okta, Visual Guard provides the necessary flexibility to accommodate different user authentication scenarios.


This documentation provides an overview of the user types available in Visual Guard. By leveraging these user types, you can enhance the authentication process and ensure secure access to your applications. For more detailed information on user types and their configuration, please refer to the official Visual Guard documentation available at or contact the Visual Guard support team.