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'''Lightweight Directory Access Protocol''' ('''''[[wp:LDAP|LDAP]]''''')  is a protocol designed to access directory systems over TCP/IP. Because of this various databases provide an LDAP interface such as [[wp:Active Directory|Microsoft's Active Directory]], [[wp:Novell eDirectory|Novell's eDirectory]], as well as more dedicated LDAP solutions such as [[wp:OpenLDAP|OpenLDAP]].
 
'''Lightweight Directory Access Protocol''' ('''''[[wp:LDAP|LDAP]]''''')  is a protocol designed to access directory systems over TCP/IP. Because of this various databases provide an LDAP interface such as [[wp:Active Directory|Microsoft's Active Directory]], [[wp:Novell eDirectory|Novell's eDirectory]], as well as more dedicated LDAP solutions such as [[wp:OpenLDAP|OpenLDAP]].
  
Since the release of {{jVer|1.5}} Joomla! has had a native LDAP library (<code>[http://api.joomla.org/Joomla-Platform/Client/JLDAP.html joomla.client.ldap]</code>) and a native LDAP authentication plugin. This allows Joomla! to authenticate against LDAP systems out of the box: to configure, go to the Plugin Manager and enable and edit the ''Authentication - LDAP'' plugin.
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Joomla! has had a native LDAP library (<code>[http://api.joomla.org/Joomla-Platform/Client/JLDAP.html joomla.client.ldap]</code> (changed to JClientLDAP in {{JVer|3.x}})) and a native LDAP authentication plugin. This allows Joomla! to authenticate against LDAP systems out of the box: to configure, go to the Plugin Manager and enable and edit the ''Authentication - LDAP'' plugin.
  
 
You can also read a tutorial on [http://community.joomla.org/component/zine/article/507-developer-ldap-from-scratch-sam-moffatt.html getting started from scratch with LDAP].
 
You can also read a tutorial on [http://community.joomla.org/component/zine/article/507-developer-ldap-from-scratch-sam-moffatt.html getting started from scratch with LDAP].
 
'''Before 1.5:''' In Joomla! {{jVer|1.0}}, there was no native LDAP library or authentication plugin. The [http://sammoffatt.com.au/jauthtools JAuthTools project] provides a Joomla! 1.0 solution for authentication without hacks as well as configuration resources for both Joomla! 1.0 and 1.5 LDAP authentication solutions.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 12:23, 4 September 2013

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a protocol designed to access directory systems over TCP/IP. Because of this various databases provide an LDAP interface such as Microsoft's Active Directory, Novell's eDirectory, as well as more dedicated LDAP solutions such as OpenLDAP.

Joomla! has had a native LDAP library (joomla.client.ldap (changed to JClientLDAP in Joomla 3.x)) and a native LDAP authentication plugin. This allows Joomla! to authenticate against LDAP systems out of the box: to configure, go to the Plugin Manager and enable and edit the Authentication - LDAP plugin.

You can also read a tutorial on getting started from scratch with LDAP.