Just a quick inquiry, I know that PI AF Client (PI System Explorer) uses Windows Authentication to connect to the AF Server. Is there a way to use PI User Authentication instead?
If you mean the PI Users that are present in the PI Data Archive security model, then there is no way. PI and AF security models are independent of each other.
Oh, it's like how I suspected. Thanks btw.
Although you can't reuse PI Users, if you setup your PI identity and your AF Security settings to map to the same Active Directory Group, you can achieve something similar. It's not the same user object, but you only need to configure/provision users in one space and provides a Single Sign-On (SSO) across both systems.
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