Introduced in release: 7 Update 4 patch 22
When an authentication server is configured using the
authenticationserver option, and
requireauthenticationserver is 1 (the default), that server must be running and responding to requests or authentication will not succeed. If
requireauthenticationserver is set to 0, then built-in authentication mechanisms will be permitted even if the authentication server ceases to respond to requests.
The default value is: 1
Use with auth