User authentication is based on user login and password.

User login accounts and credentials are unique in Data Director. This enables managing credentials, roles, permissions, and privileges for each user based on the user login account.

Create users and passwords in the following ways.

A system or organization administrator creates the user account and assigns a password.

A user registers for a Data Director account and specifies a password as part of the registration request.

Data Director encrypts the password and stores it with the user information. When the user logs in, that user's credentials are stored in an HTTP session. Data Director uses the credentials to validate that the user is authorized to view organization objects (database groups and databases) and to perform tasks.