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Cipafilter Authentication Client - Active Directory Deployment
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The Cipafilter Authentication Client can be easily deployed to your network clients as a Group Policy Object. This guide will walk you through creating such a policy in Active Directory. In order to deploy the Cipafilter Authentication Client, you will need to have the appropriate client msi downloaded. The client can be downloaded either from the Utilities menu on the Cipafilter web interface, or directly from


Deployment Instructions 

1.  From the Start Menu, open Group Policy Management. You can also access it from the Control Panel by clicking Start, clicking Control Panel, clicking Administrative Tools, and then clicking Group Policy Management.


Start Menu - Group Policy Management


2.  Descend into the Forest and find Group Policy Objects.


Expand the Domain

Open Group Policy Objects


3.  Right-click on Group Policy Objects and select New.


Create a New GPO


4.  Assign a Name to the GPO. This can be anything you like, but should be easily identifiable as the policy associated with the Cipafilter Auth Client. Do not select anything for the Source Starter GPO.


Name the GPO (example: Cipafilter Client 1.2.1)


5.  Right-click the newly-created GPO and select Edit to enter the Group Policy Management Editor. Descend into the Software Settings submenu of the newly-created GPO's Computer Configuration Policies menu.


Expand the Client GPO's Policies Menu

Expand Software Settings


6.  Right-click Software Installation and select New -> Package.


Right Click Software Installation and Create a New Package


7.  Select and Open the cipaauthclient msi that you intend to associate with this GPO. The client can be downloaded from either the Cipafilter web interface or


Select the cipaauthclient for the package


8.  Be sure that you are putting the cipaauthclient in a Share. Every user must have read access. Please note that you might experience a problem if you use NETLOGON as your share owing to timing issues that may result in some of the files placed there being inaccessible.


The client must be in a "Share" and every user must have read access


9.  When prompted for Deployment Method, select Assigned.


Deployment Method must be "Assigned"


10.  Your Cipafilter Auth Client is now ready to be pushed out as a GPO.


Completed Policy Configuration


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