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LDAP (specially MS Active Directory) access

 
bhabesh mukhopadhyay
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Is there any way to connect to ldap, specially MS Active directory for authentication ?
Actually I am thinking to provide access to employees to services like payment etc (which are restfull and accessible).
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bhabesh mukhopadhyay wrote:Is there any way to connect to ldap, specially MS Active directory for authentication ?

Connect what? Android app? In case you did not notice, you have posted in the Android forum.
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:Connect what? Android app? In case you did not notice, you have posted in the Android forum.

Please TellTheDetails


Yes. Maneesh ! I would like to connect Ldap (MS - AD) through Android App for authentication.
 
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To be more clear, you want to have an Android application interface directly with an Active Directory server to perform user authentication. Is that correct?

Active Directory servers are typically located in the enterprise and there would not normally have connectivity to entities outside of the enterprise. Will the device running the Android application have connectivity to the network where the Active Directory server is located - either directly or through some kind of VPN?
 
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Ron McLeod wrote:To be more clear, you want to have an Android application interface directly with an Active Directory server to perform user authentication. Is that correct?

Active Directory servers are typically located in the enterprise and there would not normally have connectivity to entities outside of the enterprise. Will the device running the Android application have connectivity to the network where the Active Directory server is located - either directly or through some kind of VPN?


Yes that is correct. Initial plan to use the app within the local network premises (university). We are also trying to find out the solution across the local network using authorization framework like openAM etc. But at this initial stage connect with LDAP (MS AD) within the premises will address the issue.
 
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I have always used JNDI for LDAP, but as you probably know, there is no JNDI API for Android.

I have looked at UnboundID LDAP SDK before as an alternative, but never did end-up using it. It can be used for both desktop and mobile applications, so it might be worth considering for your application.
 
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