User Authentication

Active Directory user authentication confirms the identity of any user trying to log on to a domain and lets users access resources (such as data, applications, or printers) located anywhere on the network.

The Argent Active Directory Rules verify this important foundation is working properly.


Let’s say you have an account that runs all SQL services (DOMAIN\sql_admin) frequently. If this account gets locked out — all databases will go offline.

By verifying this user can authenticate every five minutes, you can detect a lock out as soon as it happens and prevent the databases from going offline.

Argent Exclusive — Instead of just sending an e-mail alert, consider using a System Command Alert that runs a script to unlock the DOMAIN\sql_admin user.