[Setup] Re: Active Directory

Nick Davis nd51 at leicester.ac.uk
Wed Jan 9 15:00:21 UTC 2008

Larry Foster wrote:
> We are trying to setup plone to authenticate with Active Directory. We 
> have attempted to do this using many of the tuitorials from plone. But 
> we have been unsuccessful setting it up. Could anyone please help or 
> point us in the right direction on how to do this successfully. Thanks 
> in advance.

You did not say what version of Plone, or how far you got already, but 
if you install PloneLDAP you'll be able to add a ActiveDirectory plugin 
in acl_users . There is a helpful README in PloneLDAP.

The stages are,
1 get the ActiveDirectoryMultiplugin connecting to your AD so you can 
see users and groups in Zope
2 configure the ActiveDirectoryMultiplugin through the ZMI so it 
provides the functions you need in your Plone site.

That is for 2.5.x. May be subtly different for Plone 3.


Nick Davis
Web Application Developer
University of Leicester

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