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LDAP over SSL as authentication provider

  Asked By: Bhavika    Date: Oct 03    Category: MOSS    Views: 946

Is it possible to use LDAP over SSL (LDAPS) as an authentication provider in
MOSS 2007? It sounds like to use other authentication types like form based
etc., or are there any restrictions to use it? I couldn't find satisfactory info
on that.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Vidisha Pathak     Answered On: Oct 03

You can use LDAP as an authentication  provider, but you do it by implementing an
LDAP membership provider  (Forms based authentication). The primary limitation
is the one involved with all FBA. By default you don't get a Windows Identity
so Client Integration features won't work.

Answer #2    Answered By: Malcolm Maxwell     Answered On: Oct 03

Another major limitation (though not insurmountable) is the loss of
crawl/search capability, unless you create an extended app with NTLM
authentication and set it up as the crawl source.

Answer #3    Answered By: Mayur Mandal     Answered On: Oct 03

The Infrastructure update release this week includes the ability to crawl
FBA Web apps, as well as use cookies, etc. for crawl rule authN.

there is also a single patch -
-E37D33F7EFDF&displaylang=en to crawl FBA directly.

but, i would install the infrastructure update as it is chocked full of
stability fixes and new functionality.

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