OpenAthens can connect directly to an LDAP server so that you do not have to issue accounts yourself. It can connect to anything that uses the standard LDAP protocols so includes things such as ActiveDirectory and OpenLDAP.
To connect your LDAP:
Before you start you will need:
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. 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|
|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.