I would like to know if an organization can use its LDAP attributs like "group A", "Group B"... to apply it to JForum Roles system. When authentifying a user from "Group A" should only see Forum "A" and a user from "Group B" should only see the forum "B".
So it means LDAP is used to grant access or not to the FORUM only. How could we use JFORUM to grant access using LDAP and to add some roles to users? Should it be done manually of every and single users?
I am trying to figure out how would that be possible. We should set up Jfroum for a ministry and they already have thousands of users on LDAP.
We're just installing jForum right now for internal forums within the enterprise, but we were wondering the same thing. We only have 100 people, and not thousands and we use Active Directory.
We handle roles by creating groups with the appropriate names in ActiveDirectory. If you get a version together with some functionality we'd be up for trying it out in our environment. [originally posted on jforum.net by jrosler]
Well to expand on this... What Rafael means is there is no news about "Built into JForum" support for this. However, one thing that has occurred since the this thread is the addition of the DAO architecture.
If you really want to do this, you can create some custom DAO implimentations that would map LDAP group membership into jForum. It's not a task for a novice Java programmer, but it is do-able.
If you can make it generic, then code contributions are always welcome! [originally posted on jforum.net by monroe]
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