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.