[Irtalk] Top 4 open source alternatives to LDAP | Opensource.com
hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed May 28 15:21:40 SAST 2014
When you want to set up an application, most likely you will need to create
an administrative account and add users with different privileges. This
scenario happens frequently with content management, wiki, file sharing,
and mailing lists as well as code versioning and continuous integration
tools. When thinking about user and group centralization, you will need to
select an application that fits your needs.
If the application can connect to a Single Sign On server, users happy will
be happy to remember only one password.
*In the proprietary landscape of directory servers, Active Directory is the
dominant tool, but there are directory servers that can also satisfy your
needs.* The LDAP protocol is the base for all the open source alternatives,
independently of how they are implemented. This protocol is an industry
standard and allows you to create, search, modify, and delete your users or
groups. And, if the application is able to connect to an LDAP server, you
will not have to be concerned with understanding the protocol.
*Also see: http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/SUNScholar/User_Management
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