There are two ways to add AuthPoint user accounts:
- Sync users from an external user database
- Add Users Manually
Each user must be a member of a group. You must add at least one group before you can add users to AuthPoint. For more information, see Add a Group.
Sync Users from an External User Database
This is a beta feature. To try AuthPoint MFA with this feature, join the WatchGuard Beta test community.
To sync users from Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, or an LDAP database, you must add an external identity in the AuthPoint management UI. External identities connect to user databases to get user account information and validate passwords.
- To sync users from Active Directory or an LDAP database, you must add an LDAP external identity
- To sync users from Azure Active Directory, you must add an Azure AD external identity
When you sync users from an external user database, you can sync any number of users and they are all added to AuthPoint at one time. Users synced from an external user database use the password defined for their user account as their AuthPoint password.
Azure AD external identities do not require the AuthPoint Gateway.
Add Users Manually
You can add users manually on the Users page in the AuthPoint management UI. Because you can create only one user at a time, you most commonly add users manually when you want to create test users or to add only a small number of users.
Unlike users synced from an external user database, users that you add manually in AuthPoint define and manage their own AuthPoint password. When you manually add a user account, the user receives an email that prompts them to set their password.
To learn how to manually add AuthPoint user accounts, see Add Users Manually.