- A copy of your LDAP server's certificate (base 64 encoded X.509, often called pem format)
- A member of your IT team to enter the connection details
- An LDAP server that can be connected to from outside of your network
Add the connection
In the administration interface go to Management > Connections
|The name of the connection as it will appear to users|
|Used to set default values for the server port and filter|
|The address where OpenAthens can connect to your server. This address will need to be accessible from outside of your network|
|The port that your server uses for LDAP traffic, usually 389. You can specify a non-standard port if nessisary.|
|The form of security used. StartTLS is standard but ldaps:// can be chosen for older systems.|
Admin bind DN
|The distinguished name of a user that can connect and view all the users you need to authenticate|
|The password for the user specified in the admin bind|
|Where in your directory OpenAthens will connect. All valid users will need to be under it.|
|Status||The distinguished name of your directory.|
|Allows you to specify the username field and optionally include other requirements.|
Live & visible = production ready. Users will be able to access this login at the authentication point
Live and not visible = testing. Will work with the right type of URL, but will not appear at the authentication point.
Not live = cannot be used. The visibility setting is ignored.
Changes to the status can take up to PLACEHOLDER to go live.