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LDAP

Enables users to login using their LDAP accounts.

Ldap

Description

The LDAP is an open,industry standard application protocol to access and to maintain distributed directory information services over an Internet Protocol (IP) network. Directory services play an important role in developing intranet and Internet applications as it ensure the sharing of information on users, systems, networks, services, and applications throughout the network. A common use of LDAP is to provide a common place to store usernames and passwords. This allows many different applications and services to connect to the LDAP server to validate users.

Features / Benefits

How to use

Allows any user in an organization to login with LDAP account, no need to create individual credentials for everyone.
Assures Information security as LDAP, sensitive data can be protected from prying eyes.
LDAP servers usually provide at least access and error log files. So, the administrators can easily track any issues in directory environment and troubleshoot any problems that may arise.
LDAP has broad industry support.
A well-defined client Application Programming Interface (API) which gives the administrator with flexibility to deploy the database best suited for the type of information the server is to disseminate.
Saves valuable and productive by minimising manual works like creating individual credentials for each member in an organization.
Wasting a lot of time for generating credentials for each and every members in the Organization.
Struggles with securing confidential informations or datas.
Difficult for administrators to track and troubleshoot any problems or issues arose in the directory.

Installation Steps

FAQs

1. How secure is LDAP?

The LDAP protocol is by default and ensures decent security. LDAPS on the other hand is much secure by default as long as proper ciphers are negotiated.

2. How is the user password stored?

User password is stored by using PHP Crypt Hash Functions.