Here are the available methods for provisioning and authenticating users' Vidyo accounts:
- Local: User credentials are stored within the VidyoPortal’s database and the VidyoPortal handles the authentication by referencing its ‘local’ database.
- LDAP: The VidyoPortal will pass credentials to an LDAP server (e.g. Active Directory (AD), OpenLDAP, etc) which will handle the authentication process. This option leverages the customers’ existing investment of their LDAP environment by allowing them to enable the provisioning of user accounts. LDAP Authentication can be used two ways: LDAP Authentication with Manual User Creation and LDAP Authentication with Auto-Provisioning. Regardless of which LDAP Authentication method you use, your LDAP server must first be set up.
- SAML: This option is for customers that do not allow direct communication between vendor infrastructure (e.g. VidyoPortal) and their LDAP environment. It allows a customer to leverage the same benefits as LDAP authentication and also allows the admin to enable the auto-provisioning of user accounts.
- Web Services: The least used authentication method. It essentially is an authentication method that is handled by a web server that is a flexible way to work with custom authentication options. A service account is required for this authentication method which grants VidyoPortal access to the third party web server as its authentication method.
If you do not want to use the local VidyoPortal database to authenticate your users, you can configure your tenant to use LDAP, Web Services, or SAML authentication. For more information, see Configuring authentication using web services or Configuring authentication using SAML.
For REST Web Services, LDAP, and Web Service authentication, you can then apply settings to specific user types.