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Understanding LDAP Authentication With Auto-Provisioning


This LDAP Authentication method automatically creates user accounts on your tenant based on mapping configurations. When your users log in to the User or Admin portals, the following takes place:

  1. The user name and password is validated against the LDAP server.

    For more information, see Configuring Your VidyoPortal Tenant to Use Your LDAP Server.

  2. If authentication succeeds, the LDAP server returns the user’s attributes as you have specified using the LDAP Attributes Mapping pop-up.

  3. The VidyoPortal then uses the set of attributes returned from the LDAP server to create a new user account in the system.

Before enabling LDAP Authentication with auto-provisioning, it is highly recommended that you first decide which LDAP attributes you want to map to your VidyoPortal user account attributes. These mapping decisions become your LDAP auto-provisioning scheme during the Edit Attributes Mapping step in the following procedure.

The LDAP Attributes Mapping pop-up looks like the following:


Each row on the LDAP Attributes Mapping pop-up represents an attribute. For each attribute, there is an associated Portal Attribute Name, LDAP Attribute Name, Value mapping (where applicable), and Default Value. These configurations become the rules telling the system what values to populate in specific user account fields when the new account is created.

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