Windows authentication

When the CyberArk Vault is installed in a Windows environment, you can configure an authentication feature that relies on the Windows network identifying the user. This enables that user to enter the user's Vault without any additional logon procedure, once the user has already logged on to Windows.

Enable Windows authentication in PVWA

Classic interface

V10 interface

The PVWA's new interface that was released with version 10 can be displayed from version 9.8 and higher, for specific functionality. The following procedure describes how to configure Windows authentication in the new PVWA interface.


This can only be configured in version 9.8 and higher.

Test Windows Authentication in the PVWA

In the PVWA, in the list of available authentication methods, click Windows; the PVWA will authenticate you with your Windows authentication and will not prompt you for additional authentication.