The Authenticate method is used to authenticate a
specific client session, typically in response to an OnAuthenticate event
that indicates a client has provided authentication credentials as
part of the request for a document or other resource.
To enable the server to automatically authenticate a client
session, use the AddUser method to add one or more
virtual users. The server will search the list of virtual users for a
match to the credentials provided by the client and will set the
appropriate permissions for the session without requiring a event
handler to manually authenticate the session using this method.
If the server was started with the LocalUser property set to
the client session is not authenticated using this method, the
server will attempt to authenticate the client session using the local
Windows user database. Although this option can be convenient because
it does not require the implementation of an event handler for the
OnAuthenticate event, it can be used by clients to attempt to
discover valid usernames and passwords for the local system. It is
recommended that you use the AddUser method to
create virtual users rather than using the local user database.