Authenticate Action



See Also

Authenticate Action-Setting Properties, Block Input Action, Generate Password Action


Stops the task until the user authenticates himself in the specified manner.

Practical Usage

Certain tasks should only be run by certain users. This action provides a few ways for the user to identify himself before continuing.


General Tab


Text, Optional
MARKUP: PASSSWORD="Backup Service"

Specifies a password that the user must enter before the task continues. If this step is added in Visual Mode, this value is automatically encrypted.

User Name

Text, Optional
MARKUP: USER="Backup Service"

Specifies a valid Windows user name. The user specified must be logged on in order for the task to continue.


Custom Description

This action includes the Description tab for entering a custom step description.

More on setting custom step description

Standard Error Handling Options

This action also includes the standard Error Causes and On Error failure handling options/tabs.

More on Error Handling Options

Variables and Expressions

All text fields allow the use of expressions, which can be entered by surrounding the expression in percentage signs (example: %MYVARIABLE%, %Left('Text',2)%). To help construct these expressions, you can open Expression Builder from these fields by pressing F2.

More on variables
More on expressions

More on the expression builder


NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.