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CounterPoint SQL V8.3.5 Release Notes

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Windows authentication

Instead of maintaining a separate password in CounterPoint for each user, you can now configure CounterPoint to use Windows authentication for security. This feature allows each user to enter his or her Windows password when logging in to CounterPoint, Ticket Entry, or any function that requires a password.

NOTE:

If you enable Windows authentication, CounterPoint cannot enforce compliance with Visa’s Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP). To ensure that your password policy is CISP compliant, make sure that your Windows password settings meet the minimum requirements outlined in CISP Compliance in the CounterPoint SQL PDF Library.

To enable this feature, select the Use Windows authentication check box on the Main tab of the Company window (Setup / System / Company), and then enter your Windows Domain path (e.g., WINNT://DomainName or LDAP://DomainName).

NOTE:

If you do not enter a prefix (i.e., WINNT://) in the Domain path field, CounterPoint assumes your domain is using the LDAP protocol.

With these settings each user is required to enter his or her Windows password whenever the user logs in to CounterPoint, Ticket Entry, Touchscreen Ticket Entry, or any Point of Sale / Drawers function. Users must also supply a Windows password when clocking in or out, or performing a security override.

NOTE:

To increase security and prevent users from accessing CounterPoint without providing a User ID and Password, the Skip login dialog check box has been removed from the Workstation Preferences dialog (Setup / System / Configuration / Workstation Preferences).

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