[unisog] LDAP access for 3rd parties

Reg Quinton reggers at ist.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Feb 13 18:26:44 GMT 2008

Peter is correct, it's not an LDAP issue, it's providing your credentials to
off-site services (same problem applies when you provide your credentials to
many servers on site ;-).

Many use CAS (see http://www.ja-sig.org/products/cas/). I'm in progress
struggling with an external vendor and getting them to cas-enable their
application. It's not trivial, but works well enough when done.

> > Every external vendor I have worked with takes the password supplied
> > by the "user",
> and BANG!  They have a userid and password.  If you're a place
> with a single userid/password for most applications, there could
> be a fair amount of value to it.
> A better scheme would be sending control to university machine, which
> accepts the credentials and then sends the 3rd party a yes/no...
> Similar
> to how it is done with some types of credit card verifications.
> --
> Pete Hickey                          October Blend:
> The University of Ottawa               The duck
> Ottawa, Ontario                        flavored
> Canada                                  coffee.

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