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Using Windows users and groups in WinGate

When WinGate has been configured to use the local Windows user database, the user and groups that it has discovered will be displayed in the Users and Groups panel located at Control Panel > Users and Groups in the WinGate Management console.

WinGate user properties

Since WinGate only queries the local Windows operating system user database, all normal network administration of users and groups (such as creating users and groups, setting passwords, and configuring group membership etc.) is still managed from the Local users and groups mmc provided by Windows.

When using the Windows user database, the WinGate user properties provide a place for WinGate modules to add any user specific configurations they may have. For example, WinGate Mail will provide an Email tab on the user properties so that you can configure a WinGate mailbox for the user.

You can access the WinGate specific user properties by:

  1. Open the WinGate Management console.
  2. Navigate to Control Panel > Users and Groups.
  3. On the Users and Groups panel, double click on the user or group you wish to configure. This will open up the WinGate specific properties for that user or group.


When using the local Windows user database, there are no group properties available from the Users and Groups panel.

User authentication

By authenticating users against the user database, WinGate has wide variety of ways to monitor and control users and groups who attempt to use WinGate services to access the Internet. WinGate client users can be controlled through authentication and policy, and their activities monitored and recorded by various systems.

Read more about controlling users in WinGate

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