The password and public-key authentication methods are set up by default on both Tectia Client and Server. Passwords are the easiest method for authenticating users because no configuring is required on the server side. The passwords are protected from eavesdroppers, since all communication is encrypted.
On Windows, password authentication uses the Windows password to authenticate the user at login time.
For information on the differences in user name handling on local and domain accounts, see User Authentication with Passwords in Tectia Server Administrator Manual.