Setting up Run-Time Authentication (RTA)

About Setting up Run-Time Authentication (RTA) | The Ingeniux CMS Run-Time Authentication (RTA) module adds a content permissions layer on the Dynamic Site Server (DSS).


The Run-Time Authentication (RTA) module is an Ingeniux CMS feature that adds a layer of permissions to content on the Dynamic Site Server (DSS). By protecting DSS pages behind a sign-in dialog and password, RTA gives CMS users enhanced control over their live content, providing a complete solution for securing all published resources within the CMS.

Caution: Virtual directories of Assets (Images, Documents, Media, Prebuilt, etc.) are not supported by RTA. Internet Information Services (IIS) bypasses the asset controller, which would otherwise serve these files. If you want to preserve storage space, you can employ symbolic links as a workaround.

The RTA module includes standard plug-ins for Active Directory (AD) and LDAP. Connectors are available for the following:

  • SQL databases
  • Customer relationship management (CRM) systems
  • Association management software (AMS) systems
  • Single sign-on (SSO) systems
    • Central Authentication Service (CAS), Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), and other SAML products

Setting up RTA takes three steps to configure the DSS Web.config, set page types, and define protected pages.

This section includes:

  1. Configuring the DSS Web.config for RTA
  2. Setting up RTA Page Types
  3. Defining Protected Pages with RTA