An authentication health check is automatically generated for each external authentication realm that is configured on the appliance. Authentication health checks assess the realm’s health based on data gathered during the most recent authentication attempt. The response time recorded for this health check represents the average response time between two consecutive health checks.
Unlike most health checks, authentication health checks do not probe the target realm with an authentication request. Therefore, the health check will report healthy until the appliance records a failed authentication attempt.
The health states for authentication health checks can be:
By default, the health check is enabled and the appliance tracks the response time for the most recent authentication attempts. The other options are — Disabled, reporting sick and Disabled, reporting healthy.