2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 17, 2018 9:02 AM by Paul Wyndham

    EPDM 2017 both AD and EPDM login

    Benjamin Abshire

      I recently moved my EPDM archive and database server to a new domain with stricter rules. I'm no longer able to have a service level account that the vault(s) could use to do automated tasking. The accounts I want to use are still in the EPDM user list but they cannot authenticate in the new domain. Is there a way to continue to use these accounts but set their password in SQL or somewhere else?

        • Re: EPDM 2017 both AD and EPDM login
          Nadia Shea

          Mixed Authentication support was added in 2019 and not available in 2017.

          2019 What's New in SOLIDWORKS - Mixed Authentication Support


          I would convert the vault to use PDM login type to detach the AD authentication, but it'll be nice that the login names match the AD. Once you get up to 2019 OR an environment that allows you the permissions you need, you can convert it back to Windows Login type. Convert to Windows login is a bit more work but not so much that it's a prohibitive process. Instructions to do so are covered in the solution S-043890 in the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge base. I imagine the process is very similar to convert to Mixed Authentication in 2019 and beyond.

          • Re: EPDM 2017 both AD and EPDM login
            Paul Wyndham

            Another option could be to create a local user account on one of the servers or a computer that is always on that the servers can access. Then in SWPDM add that user to the vault using ComputerName\UserName. You might need to use the fully qualified computer name to get it to find it like: ComputerName.DomainName.com.


            Doing it this way SWPDM still sees the user as an Active Directory user even though it is not actually part of active directory. Then you can manage the password directly in the user settings of the system it comes from. Of course you would need administrative permissions on the computer you are creating the user on.