Other Novell Clients

Other Novell Clients

In addition to the traditional Novell client, there are three other clients included on the NetWare 6.5 client's CD-ROM. They are as follows :

  • NICI client

  • NMAS client

  • NetDrive client

In addition to these three feature-specific clients, there are a few others that are installed automatically with their respective product software. Each of these clients will be discussed as part of its product overview in other chapters throughout this book.

NICI Client

The Novell International Cryptographic Infrastructure (NICI) is the modular foundation for all crypto-services offered in Novell products and services. NICI client provides cryptographic services to client-side applications and services. NICI client has received FIPS 140-1 (Level 1) certification, which is as good as it gets for client-based cryptographic services. For more information on NICI and other NetWare 6.5 security services, see Chapter 6.

NICI client v2.6 is included on the NetWare 6.5 client CD-ROM. The following NetWare 6.5 services rely upon NICI client:

  • Deployment Manager

  • Novell Advanced Audit

  • Native File Access

  • Novell Modular Authentication Service

  • Novell Certificate Server

  • ConsoleOne (when installed on a local workstation)

To install NICI client, complete the following steps:

  1. Insert the NetWare 6.5 client's CD-ROM. The CD-ROM will auto-play and present you with the Novell client installation menu. If the CD-ROM does not auto-play, run WINSETUP.EXE from the root of the client's CD-ROM.

  2. Select Client NICI 2.6 for Windows.

  3. At the NICI client Welcome screen, click Next.

  4. At the License Agreement screen, click Yes.

  5. At the Setup Complete screen, click Finish.

This completes the installation of the NICI client.

NMAS Client

Novell Modular Authentication Services (NMAS) allow you to supplement or replace the traditional Novell password authentication mechanism with alternative mechanisms such as SmartCards, tokens, and biometrics. NetWare 6.5 includes the NMAS Starter Pack, which offers two alternative authentication methods. NMAS Enterprise Edition, which is sold as an add-on product, adds support for many third-party authentication methods , multi-factor authentication, and graded authentication.

The NMAS client provides a framework within which authentication methods can be configured and integrated with Novell eDirectory to provide a flexible and seamless authentication process. For more information on NMAS, see Chapter 6.

To install the NMAS client, complete the following steps:

  1. Insert the NetWare 6.5 Client CD-ROM. The CD-ROM will auto-play and present you with the Novell client installation menu. If the CD-ROM does not auto-play, run WINSETUP.EXE from the root of the Client CD-ROM.

  2. The latest version of the Novell client and the NICI client are required for installation of the NMAS client. Make sure they are installed prior to installing the NMAS client.

  3. Select NMAS client 2.2.

  4. At the NMAS Installation screen, make sure that the NMAS Client check box is checked and click OK. The installation routine will review the versions of the Novell client and NICI client to make sure that all prerequisites have been met.

  5. At the Novell License screen, click Accept.

  6. Select the login methods you want to use and click Next. For more information on the NMAS login methods, see the NetWare 6.5 online documentation.

    • Advanced X509 Login: This method requires the user to have a PKCS#12 password encrypted file. The private key in this file will be used to authenticate the user by verifying the user 's certificate chain to a trusted root that is installed on the server.

    • Entrust Certificate Login: This authentication method is used when using certificates provided by the Entrust Certificate Authority.

    • Simple Password: This authentication method is used with Native File Access protocols and other services incapable of using the native NetWare password. Simple Password provides support for Windows, Macintosh, and NFS. Simple passwords can now be managed transparently through the use of universal password. For more information on the universal password, see Chapter 6.

    • Universal SmartCard: The Universal SmartCard method provides user identification and authentication using a SmartCard and reader connected to a network.

    • Enhanced Password: This is the NMAS-enhanced password method.

    • X509 Certificate: This authentication method provides digital certificate-based login to the Novell environment.

  7. At the Post-Login Methods screen, click Next. You can select NDS Change Password if you want to install that Post-Login Method. For more information on NMAS post-login methods, see the NetWare 6.5 online documentation.

  8. At the Install Complete screen, click OK. Select the Restart Later radio button if you don't want the client workstation to restart immediately.

When the workstation reboots, you will see the new NMAS login screen. For more information on configuring and using NMAS login methods, see Chapter 6.

NetDrive Client

Novell NetDrive lets you to map a drive to any server without using the traditional Novell client. This means that with NetDrive, you can access your files on any server and modify them through standard Windows utilities such as Windows Explorer. For more information on using NetDrive, see Chapter 10, "NetWare File Access."

To install the NetDrive client, complete the following steps:

  1. Insert the NetWare 6.5 client CD-ROM. The CD-ROM will auto-play and present you with the Novell client installation menu. If the CD-ROM does not auto-play, run WINSETUP.EXE from the root of the client CD-ROM.

  2. Select Novell NetDrive client 4.1.

  3. Select the language for the client installation and click OK.

  4. At the Welcome screen, click Next.

  5. At the License Agreement screen, click Yes.

  6. At the Destination Location screen, browse to the location where the NetDrive client should be installed and click Next.

Once all files have copied , the installation of the NetDrive client is complete.



Novell NetWare 6. 5 Administrator's Handbook
Novell NetWare 6.5 Administrators Handbook
ISBN: 0789729849
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 172

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