Setting up LDAP Integration & Authorization in PHPKB Software
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This article describes how to setup LDAP integration in PHPKB Knowledge Management Software.
LDAP integration allows you to use your existing LDAP server (such as Microsoft Active Directory, OpenLDAP, etc) for user authentication and grouping in PHPKB Knowledge Management Software. If you run LDAP on your network then you can take benefit of this facility to allow your users to login to the knowledge base using their LDAP login credentials. Your administrator won’t need to create account for each user. Just connect to LDAP server, map LDAP directory groups with PHPKB User Groups, and retrieve users with full account information in one click. As well as integration, user account details can be synched and LDAP groups can be mapped with PHPKB User Groups for group-based permissions.
Note: LDAP Integration & Authentication facilty is available only in the Enterprise Editions of PHPKB software. The currently supported LDAP platforms are Microsoft Active Directory, Novell eDirectory, OpenLDAP, SAMBA, Posix etc.
Here’s the LDAP settings page in the admin control panel:
You can use existing LDAP server to manage user integration and authentication with following options:
LDAP User Login & Authentication
From now onward, whenever someone tries to login to PHPKB and PHPKB doesn't have this user account in its database, it asks the LDAP server and if a user with the specified username and password exists on the LDAP server, the account in PHPKB will be created automatically. You can confirm it by trying to login as one of the users from mapped LDAP groups. If all settings are correct, you'll be able to login with username and password of this user from the LDAP server. An account will be created in PHPKB users database automatically upon successful login.
If you have any issues with LDAP integration or If you’re unable to configure it properly then you can ask for assistance and we’ll fully assist you. You can also refer to the Video Tutorial given below to see demonstration of steps above.
LDAP Integration Video Tutorial
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