The Teamwork Cloud's authentication server is built to facilitate an authentication service for an application to validate and authenticate an entity such as a remote user or a node that attempts to access a network by using account names and passwords. Not only can the authentication server authenticate users, but also create them as external users in the TWCloud system once they have been validated successfully. The option to allow the authentication server and the LDAP server to automatically create a user as external once they have successfully logged in is provided on the Teamwork Admin's Server Settings page.

The following sections provide the instructions to install and configure the authentication server in TWCloud.