One pretty neat feature of SilverSHielD v6.0+ is the ability to relay user authentication to the underlying Windows system or to the Active Directory. This article shows how to effectively implement authentication for all users belonging to a certain AD group.In order to support Active Directory group authentication, you simply have to create a SilverSHielD user profile with a special username. Such username starts with an asterisk (*) followed by the group name within square brackets. So, for instance, if you want to authenticate all the users belonging to the Domain Users group, the username will be:
Obviously, in order to tell SilverSHielD that this is a special user whose authentication should be relayed to the underlying system or AD, the “Use Windows/AD account auth” option must be checked.
The screenshot here below gives a practical visual example of a typical configuration for such user profile.