About local authentication
If you want to use local authentication, you need to create user identities directly in Access Manager by creating accounts for each user (a username and a password). This way, the Platform local identity store is used to verify users.
Use local authentication in the following cases:
- Your organization does not manage users with LDAP/AD.
- You do not want to use LDAP/AD as an authentication provider.
If you decide to use local authentication, you can also set password policies and define many other setting related to authentication and its security.
For details about local authentication, see the following topics: