Configuring the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows Client for ACS


ACS namespace creation has been restricted, and Access Control Service will be retired soon. For more information, see

You configure the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client for Access Control Service (ACS) by editing the client configuration file (ClientUserSettings.config).

Before you begin this procedure, you must perform the steps to configure your deployment for ACS. For more information, see Authenticating Users with Microsoft Azure Access Control Service.

To configure the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client for ACS

  1. Edit the client configuration file (ClientUserSettings.config) for each copy of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client that will be supporting users for ACS authentication.

    A separate instance of the ClientUserSettings.config file is maintained for each client user. The default location for this file is C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Dynamics NAV\110, where <username> is the name of the user. By default, this folder and file are hidden. Change your folder options in Windows Explorer to view hidden files before you modify the ClientUserSettings.config file.


    To ensure that your edits to ClientUserSettings.config are saved, first open Notepad as an Administrator and then, in Notepad, open the settings file. To open Notepad as an Administrator, from the Start menu, right-click Notepad, and then choose Run as Administrator.

  2. In ClientUserSettings.config, modify the following settings.

    Setting Value
    ClientServicesCredentialType "AccessControlService"
    ACSUri Use the URI for your relying party application from the Application Integration section of the Access Control configuration. For more information, see How to: Configure a Deployment for ACS.
  3. After updating the values, save ClientUserSettings.config.

See Also

Configure Microsoft Dynamics NAV Components for ACS