5.3.2 Programmable Alerts
7.3 Data Management and Data Model Handling
7.3.4 Working with Data Model
7.4 Control Center
7.4.1 License Entitlements
7.5 Platform Settings
Authentication and Security > LDAP, ADFS Integration
LDAP, or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, serves as a “phone book” for networks. It offers centralized storage for usernames, passwords, and user attributes. LDAP verification is crucial for user identity and permission management, providing the fundamental mechanism for logging in with credentials.
LDAP setup can be accomplished via the identity provider or vuSmartMaps™, with the latter utilizing the identity provider’s API. The process involves various settings like Connection URL, Bind DN, and more.
Follow these step-by-step instructions to configure LDAP Integration using the identity provider’s User Federation section:
Mappers play a crucial role in synchronizing roles and memberships. Our API supports three mapper types:
Once successfully configured, logging in through the LDAP provider is as straightforward as a standard login. The Identity Provider uses default username/password forms for authentication.
Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) is a Windows Server feature extending single sign-on (SSO) access to applications and systems outside the corporate firewall. ADFS operates on a claims-based access control authorization model, provided by Microsoft.
ADFS enables SSO across secure boundaries like the internet, allowing users to utilize their local credentials for external systems. It establishes trust relationships between different systems, enabling users to present tokens for access.
ADFS configuration can be performed using either the identity provider or VuSmartMaps. The VuSmartMaps ADFS configuration API wraps around the identity provider’s API.
Follow these step-by-step instructions to configure OpenID Connect v1.0 using the Identify Providers section:
Besides configuration, clients often create mappers to synchronize user roles and group memberships. Our API exposes three mapper types:
Upon successful ADFS configuration, an additional login button will appear for the configured identity provider. Proper configuration prompts redirection to the provider’s authentication form. Once logged in, you will be redirected back to the IDP. If it’s your first login, you’ll need to provide additional user information.
💡Note: Depending on the mappers you’ve configured, users can be automatically assigned to groups based on the mapper logic. This streamlines access control and ensures that users are directed to the appropriate resources within the platform.
By successfully signing in with your ADFS provider, you enhance security and user experience by leveraging established authentication infrastructure and streamlined access to external systems.
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