Q I noticed the Apple Mac has the option to copy in a shared secret avoiding the need for the initial authentication screen. Is this also possible on Linux or Windows?
Yes. To achieve this the workstation must be administered by your organization. The admin must be able to setup login scripts that run as a privileged user, and also copy files to a location that only a privileged user can access.
pc-client-linux.sh –-pre-authenticate –-user ”the_user” –-shared-secret-file ”/path/to/root-secured/shared-secret”
- (all on same line)
or using Windows Powershell
& ”C:\Program Files\PaperCut MF\client\win\pc-client.exe” –-pre-authenticate –-user ”the_user” –-shared-secret-file ”c:\path\to\root-secured\shared-secret”
- (again all on same line)
pc-client-linux.sh –-use-pre-authentication –-user ”the_user”
& ”C:\Program Files\PaperCut MF\client\win\pc-client.exe” –-use-pre-authentication –-user ”the_user”
You’ll need to have a good understanding of your workstation login process (e.g. GDM scripts) to leverage this configuration.
keywords: linux login hook, popup authentication,