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Logging into the Progeny Desktop Client

What are the username and password rules for Progeny users?

Progeny usernames and passwords must conform to the following conventions:

  • Usernames and passwords can use any of the following characters: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • The first character must be a letter or symbol.
  • Usernames can be of any character length, but passwords must be a minimum of 8 characters long.
  • Passwords must contain at least one character from each of the four types – Uppercase letters, Lowercase letters, Numbers, and Symbols.
For Standard Login: What are my username and password?

After your Progeny administrator assigns you your temporary password, you will be prompted to change it upon your first login. Please note that Progeny Software does not keep track of any password changes. Contact your Progeny administrator for your username and temporary password.

What is the Integrated Login feature? How do I set it up for my installation?

An Integrated Login is a mapping from one or more Windows users or Windows user group profiles to an existing user in a Progeny database. A user who has successfully logged in to that user profile or group at that workstation can connect to a database without providing an additional username or password. It allows you to maintain a single username and password for database connections and operating systems and/or network logins.

Using Integrated Login is more convenient for the user and permits a single security system for database and network security. Its advantages include:

  • When connecting to Progeny using Integrated Login, the user does not need to type a username or password.
  • If you use Integrated Login, the user authentication is done by the operating system, not the database: a single system is used for database security and machine or network security.
  • Removing the username from the operating system automatically prevents the user from logging into the Progeny database.

Caution: Integrated Login offers the convenience of a single security system, but there are important security implications that database administrators should be familiar with.

Setting up Integrated Login
  1. To set up the Integrated Login feature, go to the Administration menu in Progeny.
  2. Choose the User Maintenance menu option.
  3. Click the Add User button to begin the process.The username that is created in Progeny must be the same as the username for the Windows sign-on. It is not important what the Progeny password is set to. The authentication is done at the operating system level.
  4. Make sure that you check the Integrated Login checkbox for this user.
What is LDAP?

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) can be used with Progeny to pass its login authentication to your LDAP server. When implemented, users can use their domain password (the same one they use to login into Windows on your network) to log into Progeny. The advantage is if you have other applications that are using LDAP authentication, then you can use the same password to log into these applications. Also, your organization’s password policy can be centrally managed.

Progeny’s LDAP authentication is implemented from within the Progeny Desktop client with an administrative user account and can be turned on separately for Progeny Web, which is turned on from the Progeny Web configuration page.

For more information, see our Active Directory Integration guide.

Updated on April 10, 2018

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