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Frequently Asked Questions About Single Sign On (SSO) Features for Intel® PROSet for Wireless Software


Last Reviewed: 03-Feb-2017
Article ID: 000007119

The Single Sign On (SSO) feature consists of the following optional software components available through a custom software installation:

  • Persistent Connection
  • Pre-Logon Connect


Persistent Connection
Allows for a wireless LAN connection to the network to remain after a user logs off and also at boot time before the user has logged in. This component allows for system maintenance of the machine by network administrators in a similar manner to a wired LAN connection. The Persistent Connect component is available whenever SSO is installed, whether or not the Pre-Logon Connect feature is installed.


Pre-Logon Connect (PLC)
PLC adds the ability to establish a wireless LAN connection before completion of the Windows* logon process. This component allows for processing of user login scripts over the wireless LAN connection in a similar manner to a wired LAN connection.

Profiles using Persistent Connect, Pre-Logon Connect, or both can be configured using the administrator toolkit software component available through a custom software installation. See software Help for directions on configuring profiles.


Frequently Asked Questions about SSO


Does SSO replace the Password Sync Capability (PSC) found on earlier versions of Intel® PROSet for Wireless Software?
Yes. The PSC feature is now part of SSO and is installed when the Pre-Logon feature of SSO is installed.

 

How can I make the use Windows logon credentials check box available?
To use the use Windows logon credentials option you must install the Pre-Logon feature.


Can I use a smart card with SSO?
Yes. If you are using Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software versions 10.1 or later.

 

Does the Pre-Logon Connect feature replace msgina.dll?
No. The Pre-Logon Connect feature is inserted in the GINA chain and passes control back to the previously installed GINA after the wireless LAN connection is completed.


Can I use a certificate for authentication with SSO?
Yes. If you are using Intel PROSet/Wireless Software versions 10.1 or later.


What credentials can be used to authenticate a persistent connection?
You have 2 options for authenticating a persistent connection.

  • If you are using Intel PROSet/Wireless Software versions 10.1 or later, you can authenticate a persistent connection using an 802.1x certificate issued to the computer.
  • You can authenticate with user credentials stored in the persistent connection profile. The user credentials can match any user found in the database used to authenticate users. The administrator can create a separate user name with restricted privileges for the purpose of authenticating a persistent connection with stored user credentials.


Is the Windows welcome screen and fast user switching feature available with Pre-Logon Connect?
No. The Windows welcome screen and fast user switching feature are both incompatible with Pre-Logon Connect. Both of these features are disabled when installing Pre-Logon Connect.


What software versions include SSO?

Intel® PROSet/Wireless Enterprise Software supports SSO and can be installed as an optional component during installation of Intel PROSet/Wireless Software.