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Status Not under consideration
Workspace OpenPages Ideas
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 29, 2020

LDAP Alternative

Use of MS Graph connections using an Azure service principal as an alternative to LDAP.

  • Admin
    JOHN Lundgren
    Sep 27, 2020

    Thank you again for submitting this Idea!

    IBM has considered the request. While we understand the request, it is unlikely to be addressed in the next 18 months. If this request receives continued customer interest, it may be resubmitted for consideration after 18 months from the submit date.

  • Guest
    Aug 12, 2020

    1 ) Correct

    2) User Provisioning. We don't support external LDAP and using Graph Azure AD API would give us that look-up capability.

  • Admin
    JOHN Lundgren
    Jul 23, 2020

    Thank you again for submitting this Idea!

    In order to continue with our review of this request, we need more detail on what is being reqested:

    1. We are assuming that what you are referring to is leveraging Microsoft Graph Azure AD APIs to get user information

      Is this correct?

    2. OpenPages currently has two independent usages of LDAP which are configured separately and perform different functions. Which of the below is this request referring to?

      1. User Authentication - on login using our native login page we delegate username and password checking LDAP

      2. User Provisioning experience - Ability to search a LDAP directory and "copy" or import user profile attributes from LDAP when creating an individual user.

    Please provide as much clarification per the above as you can.

    Thank you!

  • Admin
    JOHN Lundgren
    Jul 16, 2020

    Thank you for submitting this Idea!

    The IBM team is evaluating this enhancement request. A decision or request for more information will be provided within 90 days.