Configuring Intranet Security Within Ektron’s CMS, Part 2

By Ken McAndrew, Senior Technology Consultant on Mar. 18, 2014 View Comments

In part one, we discussed how to determine how best to set up users in Ektron™. In this part, we’ll be diving a little deeper into intranet authentication methodologies.

How to Authenticate Intranet Users with LDAP

For one of our recent intranet clients, we were required to use LDAP for authenticating users for both front- and back-end access. LDAP had to be connected to the CMS author accounts, and we also had to account for non-LDAP users needing front-end access only. This would cause conflict between CMS author usernames and membership account usernames. Also, because membership users are not linkable to LDAP, their network passwords would not be maintainable in Ektron.

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Configuring Intranet Security Within Ektron’s CMS, Part 1

By Ken McAndrew, Senior Technology Consultant on Mar. 17, 2014 View Comments

When developing an intranet, one of the items to consider straight out of the gate is security. A content management system will help you get started, but there are still a number of things to think about. This two-part blog series will explore how to securely configure user setup with an intranet powered by Ektron™.

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Internal Customers During the Mobile Revolution: Spoiled or Neglected?

By Joe Satovich, Web and Mobile Engagement Director on Sep. 9, 2013 View Comments

We now live in an era where we can choose to digitally augment and simplify almost any part of our lives. Thanks to Apple, Google, and thousands of consumer app developers, expectations are that information, supported by effortless functionality, should be immediately available on all devices—meaning users have to be able to find it, understand it, use it, and accomplish something with it. Instantly.

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Using Digital Analytics to Drive Intranet Adoption

By Jeff Cooke, Engagement Manager on Jul. 15, 2013 View Comments

As businesses continue to expand in stride with the global economy, the value and demand for more robust intranets is similarly increasing at a rapid pace. And it’s no surprise; given that a 2012 report cited nearly one in five American workers were “Actively Disengaged” with their company. In a previous post, Redesigning the Intranet, we discussed how when looking for newer and better ways to build online employee communities, some companies are designing next-generation intranets with real-time dynamic content and social media capabilities.

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Redesigning the Intranet: How CMS Technologies & Social Tools Engage & Excite

By John Dymond, .NET CMS Architect on Mar. 12, 2013 View Comments

Usually, the words ‘intranet’ and ‘exciting’ aren’t used together in the same sentence. But the days of traditional intranets serving as pure document repositories are long gone.

The explosion of social tools and CMS technologies has given birth to the next generation of dynamic websites, including the corporate intranet. Once viewed as dry, stale sites — the corporate intranet is now coming to life as innovative tools and technologies are reaching beyond the public sphere and being applied to private, employee-centered websites. And thanks to popular social tools like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, employees are now looking for internal communications to be as easily accessible, relevant, and digestible as their social media feeds.

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