Through the contact and the contact group, Nagios allocates responsibilities to users from which permissions for the Web interface can likewise be inferred: each contact may normally only see those hosts and services for which he is also responsible. This is why the name of the Web login must match the contact name.
The parameters listed below work around this concept to some extent. They are not intended to solve problems, however, caused by contact and Web user names not matching.
Determines whether you normally need to log in to the Web interface. Like the user name, the contact name is always used; how you store passwords is described in 1.5 Configuration of ...