LDAP Authentication

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an application protocol that is used to access and maintain distributed directory information services over an IP network. Prognosis Server can be configured to access an LDAP server in order to authenticate user credentials.

LDAP Authentication can be configured for use by both the Web Application and Windows Client, or the Windows Client only. It is not possible to configure it solely for the Web Application.

With the Windows Client, once enabled, if a user is not found within LDAP or LDAP fails, the authentication will fall back to the native OS authentication. This does not apply to the Web Application.

Recommendations

In all environments, the following approach is recommended:

  • Use LDAP and, where available, enable TLS on the LDAP server.

Configuration

The following pages provide configuration instructions for setting up LDAP Authentication

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