Does Silo Have Support For Proxy Authentication?Silo supports three types of proxy authentication:
- Kerberos Authentication
- NTLM Authentication
- Basic Authentication
Kerberos or NTLM Authentication - Kerberos is the preferred authentication mechanism for a modern Windows OS and can default back to NTLM if required (More Details).
In most corporate environments where a proxy is present, this
authentication mechanism is standard and transparent to the end user.
As an administrator, there is no special configuration that needs to be
made for this to work.
Note: If the computer trying to connect to the Silo service is not connected to the domain, the user may be prompted for a domain credential when Silo connects to the proxy. See below for additional information.
Basic Authentication - Basic Authentication requires a simple username and password for authentication. Because the username and password may be sent in clear text, it is not considered to be a secure way to authenticate to a proxy. More here.