Configuring an authentication manager

Brightspot uses authentication managers to check login attempts. You can configure an authentication manager within Brightspot, or use one of the authentication managers available from social networks, such as Facebook Login or Google Sign-In.

To configure an authentication manager:

  1. Prepare the following as required:

    • A landing page where users arrive after successfully logging in.
    • An error page where users arrive after attempting an incorrect login (such as using an incorrect username or password).
  2. From the Navigation menu, select Admin > Sites & Settings.

  3. In the Sites widget, select the site for which you want to configure an authentication manager, or select Global to enable a single authentication manager for all sites.

  4. Under Front-End, expand Authentication.

  5. From Authentication Settings, select Set:. A form appears.

  6. Under Authentication Managers, click add_circle_outline. A selection field appears.

  7. Click search. The content picker appears.

  8. Under Create, click New Standard Authentication Manager. A content edit form appears.

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    Content edit form for standard authentication manager

  9. Using the table Settings for standard authentication manager as a reference, enter values into the content edit form.

  10. Click Save, and then click Back to Select Authentication Settings. You return to the content picker.

  11. Click the standard authentication manager you created, and close the content picker. You return to the Edit Site or Edit Global widget.

  12. Click Save.

The following table describes the fields in the Standard Authentication Manager form.

Settings for standard authentication manager
Field Description
Name Descriptive name for this authentication manager.
Login Session Expiration Number of seconds since last login after which user must login again.
Authenticated Landing Page Page to which user is directed after successfully logging in. This is typically a landing page. If you select None, the user returns to the page last viewed before logging in.
Unauthenticated Landing Page Page to which user is directed after attempting an unsuccessful login.
Social Authentication Providers List of authentication providers. Users having logins with the authentication provider can also log in to your site. For information about configuring an authentication provider, see Configuring a social network authentication provider.