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From "Frank Zhao (JIRA)" <j...@codehaus.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (CONTINUUM-358) User Authentication via LDAP
Date Thu, 03 Nov 2005 17:07:06 GMT
    [ http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/CONTINUUM-358?page=comments#action_49945 ] 

Frank Zhao commented on CONTINUUM-358:
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Motivation: Save the work of creating/managing Continuum users by using the existing LDAP
server for user authentication. 

Proposed LDAP function:

We would like to start from the simple case which only use the LDAP server to verify Login/Password.

1)modify the application.xml to enable LDAP feature, and provide the LDAP server connecting
string.
2)When start the Continuum for the first time, create an Admin login just like what current
Continuum 1.0 does.

3)The Admin user will create a Default group, any user who does not belong to any group will
be assigned to the Default group. In our case, all of the LDAP user will be in the default
group.
The Default group can also be a predefined group comes with Continuum installation just like
the Admin and Guest group.

4)When a user login, if the login/passwd is not the admin login/password in the Continuum
Database, it will go to the LDAP for the authentication. The user will be assigned to the
default group if it passed the LDAP authentication.

5)When work in LDAP mode, the "User Management" function of Continuum will be disabled. There
will be only one "Admin" user in the Continuum Database. All of the other users are on the
LDAP server.

I thnk this LDAP solution has minor impact to the current structure and it does not conflict
with the authentication function currently used in Continuum.

Frank Zhao



> User Authentication via LDAP
> ----------------------------
>
>          Key: CONTINUUM-358
>          URL: http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/CONTINUUM-358
>      Project: Continuum
>         Type: New Feature
>   Components: continuum-web
>     Reporter: Frank Zhao

>
>
> Please add LDAP support for the user authentication in Continuum user management function.


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