Basic/NTLM/file Cookie Type

For the Basic/NTLM/file - prompt via form Results Authorization method, this setting controls what cookie type to use for Webinator's copy of the user's credentials.

With Basic/NTLM/file - prompt via form set, when a user conducts a search for the first time, a form is presented (from Webinator) asking for a user and password. The user/pass is sent back to the user as a cookie from Webinator for use in future searches without having to re-prompt. The user/pass is also simultaneously used to validate search results via HTTP Basic/NTLM or Windows/SMB file access.

The Basic/NTLM/file Cookie Type setting controls whether this cookie from Webinator should use the Login Expiration setting from System-Wide Settings (which itself can be set to Session or a custom duration), or Session (discarded after browser closure for security).

Note that the cookie for Basic/NTLM/file Cookie Type is distinct from the Login Cookies; they are used for different access methods. The former originates from Webinator and is only ever sent to/from the user and Webinator: non-cookie-based access methods are then used from Webinator to the result URLs for actual authentication. Login Cookies, however, originate from a third-party form-based login system, and pass from the login server to the user to Webinator to the result URLs.

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