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Sophos sign-in settings

This option may not be available to all customers yet.

You can allow your administrators and users to sign in using their Sophos Central Admin email and password, federated sign-in, or both.

Your chosen sign-in settings apply to all Sophos Central products. You can set up custom rules for administrators who need different access.

Requirements

You must be a Super Admin.

If you want to use federated sign-in, you need to set up a domain and an identity provider. You can assign a user to only one domain and one identity provider. See Set up Federated sign-in.

If you choose to use federated sign-in only as your sign-in option, you need to know the following:

  • You must ensure that all your administrators and users are assigned to a domain and have an identity provider.
  • Administrators and users can't reset their passwords. You need to turn off federated sign-in only so that they can reset their passwords.
  • If you change to using Sophos Central Admin email and pasword only, administrators and users won't have a password set up that they can use to sign in. They need to use "Reset Password" to set a new password and sign in.

Set up Sophos sign-in settings

Note

If you make changes to these settings, you're automatically added to a custom sign-in rule that allows you to sign in with your Sophos Central Admin email and password.

To choose how your administrators and users sign in, do as follows:

  1. Go to Global Settings > Sophos sign-in settings.

    Sophos sign-in settings

  2. Choose how you want your administrators and users to sign in.

  3. Add custom sign-in rules for specific administrators, if required.
  4. Click Save.

The options you choose here affect what your administrators and users see when they sign in. See Sign-in options.

Add custom rules

You can set up custom rules for administrators who need different access.

To do this, do as follows:

  1. Go to Global Settings > Sophos sign-in settings.
  2. Click Add custom rule.
  3. Add the administrators you want to make a custom rule for to Selected Users.
  4. Choose how you want them to sign in and click Save.

    Adding a custom rule for Sophos sign-in settings

The rule appears in Sophos sign-in settings. It shows the name of the administrators and the sign-in settings that apply to them.

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