LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) allows a common set of information to be stored in one centralized location, rather than have the same information distributed in an uncontrolled manner over multiple locations for each application. The Alcea LDAP module allows you to control the following information in a central LDAP location:
- Passwords for authentication
- User types (readonly, admin, normal)
- Alcea security groups
- Email addresses
Alcea will auto-create a user if they authenticate correctly within LDAP, and it can be set to synchronize all users between Alcea and LDAP.
Controls are in place for creating all users within your system at the push of a button, or as scheduled in the Alcea ldap.cfg file.