This parameter enables or disables Windows authentication for the modern UI. It needs to be enabled for document level security to work.

When enabled the user will be prompted for credentials (except if single sign-on or Windows integrated authentication is configured within the Windows infrastructure) when accessing the modern UI search page. The user will then be impersonated by the query processor in order to retrieve only the documents he is allowed to see.

Setting the key

Set this configuration key in the results page (preferred) or search package configuration.

Use the configuration key editor to add or edit the ui.modern.authentication key, and set the value. This can be set to any valid Boolean value.

Default value


Authentication is disabled by default.


To enable authentication



  • This parameter only works when Funnelback is installed on a Windows server.