This article provides guidance for when a transparent authentication policy would be suitable.
You configure transparent connections from users’ computers by configuring computers’ network connections to use the Smoothwall Filter as the default gateway. See our help topic, Creating authentication policies.
For a transparent policy to work, the following must be in place:
- You must set up the DNS correctly on your network so that user computers can resolve the short form of the Smoothwall Filter host name, for example: resolve
mysystemfor the hostname
- User computers and the Smoothwall Filter must be within the same DNS domain.
- Internet Explorer must be configured to authenticate automatically with intranet sites.