Trading floors and operation centers require one login for multiple PC simultaneously. Evidian proposes a single authentication to open sessions on a cluster of workstations. The cluster mode is intended to employees who have on their desk several computers and need to use them at the same time.
A cluster of access points is a set of computers on which the Windows sessions are synchronized by Evidian Authentication Manager. Operations that a user performs on the Windows session (opening, closing, locking, unlocking) of a computer that belongs to the cluster are automatically and simultaneously performed on all the other computers that form the cluster, as illustrated in the following figures.
When a user performs an operation (opening, closing, locking, unlocking) on a computer, this computer becomes the master computer and periodically informs the slave computers of the operation performed. This allows the management of slave computer behaviors.
The cluster function is compatible with all available user access authentication methods (password, smart card, passive and active RFID, biometrics). When a user opens a session on a computer of the cluster, all the sessions of other computers of the cluster open with the same user account.
To know more about authentication management, we recommend this white paper: “Strong Authentication – Reducing hidden costs”.