Document Vault Authentication

The Authentication tab of the Document Vault Properties dialog contains settings related to vault user synchronization and authentication. The tab is available in the Document Vault Properties dialog of existing vaults. When you create a vault, you cannot see this tab.

User synchronization

There are two methods to set up user synchronization with Azure AD. With the SCIM method (the first one in the list), user group management is done in Azure AD and Azure AD pushes the users to M-Files. With the plugin method (the second one in the list), user group management is done in M-Files Admin and M-Files pulls the users from Azure AD.

User authentication

Refer to the specified instructions in this table to set up user authentication in your environment:

Deployment Instructions
M-Files Cloud and Azure Active Directory Enabling Azure AD authentication
M-Files Cloud and OAuth 2.0 or OpenID Connect compliant identity provider other than Azure Active Directory Configuring OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0 for M-Files Authentication
On-premises server or self-hosted cloud environment Configuring OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0 for M-Files Authentication

Anonymous authentication

Enable this feature to set the new M-Files Web and M-Files Mobile users to have read-only access to this vault without username and password. When the feature is enabled, M-Files adds an anonymous user to the vault. The user has no login account on the server, but you can use it to set permissions, and add it to user groups. The anonymous user is created as an external user. However, you can change it to an internal user.

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