Ask Christopher - Why should I use the SQL Back-End with my PortalGuard implementation?

Knowing where to store user data is tough.  Many variables must be considered before making a final decision, and the choice itself is never easy.  PPortalGuard offers two different options for storing user-specific data: the file system and an SQL backend.  While the initial choice may be daunting, it really is a no-brainer when you think about it.

For many administrators, implementing an...

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PortalGuard Feature Highlight - SQL Monitoring Tool

SQL Monitoring Tool

If you answer YES to any of the below questions, then we highly recommend installing our SQL Monitoring tool on your PortalGuard Server.

  • Do you utilize SQL to store your PortalGuard user profiles?
  • Do you use the Admin Dashboard, Announcements, or Lanyard login?
  • Are you concerned that your SQL database cannot be reached from your PortalGuard server?
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Tags: Multi-Factor Authentication, PortalGuard, SQL, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On (SSO), Two-Factor Authentication, Lanyard Login, development server, administrator, security applications, SQL Monitoring Utility Tool, user profiles, dashboard, features, SQL Connectivity issues

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Ask Christopher - Importance of a Test Server

Managing solutions and the various resources allocated to those solutions is a nightmare.  Tacking a test or development environment is just another hassle, right?  However, start thinking about the potential fallout from simple human error when vetting hasn’t been completed properly.  It’s easy to see the benefits to setting up those environments.

This quarter, the most common question to...

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