The Authorization Method setting controls what Results
Authorization method(s) are used by the Search Appliance when verifying user
access to search result URLs. See the Results Authorization section
(here) for details. The possible settings are:
None: No access verification; return all search results
to all users. This is the default.
It is also the setting that should be used for a Meta Search profile,
even if one or more of its back-end profiles does use Results
Authorization: the request and response for credentials will
automatically be passed back and forth from front-end Meta Search to
back-end profiles, which will handle the authorization (not the
Forward login cookies: The Search Appliance will forward login
cookies from the user to the result URL. This is for custom
HTML-form-based single-sign-on systems.
Basic/NTLM/file - prompt via form: The Search Appliance will
prompt the user for their credentials with a form, then send them to
the result URL via HTTP Basic, NTLM or Windows/SMB file
CAS: The Search Appliance will use the Central
Authentication Service to proxy user credentials. The Login
URL must be set to the CAS login service, with a service
parameter pointing back to the Search Appliance. Additional caveats apply;
see details under Login URL for CAS, here.