Guide to Integrating WebSphere Portal v8.0 with LDAP
Applications commonly require IBM ® WebSphere Portal ® to integrate with existing user repositories to enable authentication, authorization, and user management. LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is the most common user repository type.
In most organizations, different groups administer WebSphere Portal and the LDAP server. Integrating the two requires in-depth knowledge of both systems. This document guides WebSphere Portal administrators on obtaining the necessary information to integrate WebSphere Portal with existing LDAP servers.
Table of Contents
Task 1 - Understand the initial security configuration and how to restore it
Task 2 - Decide between a federated repository and stand-alone LDAP
Task 3 - Get basic LDAP information
Task 4 - Establish the requirements of the application for the user repository
Task 5 - Test LDAP connectivity with ldapsearch
Task 6 - Test LDAP connectivity with an LDAP browser
Task 7 - Verify how the LDAP represents entity types
Task 8 - Verify how the LDAP denotes group membership
Task 9 - Final preparations before initial integration
Task 10 - Integrate WebSphere Portal with LDAP – The Basics
Task 11 - Realms, User and Group Management, and Attribute Mapping
Task 12 - Other Performance, LDAP, and Networking Considerations
Task 13 - Consider other requirements, beyond the scope of this guide
The attached WebSphere Portal and LDAP Integration Guide.pdf contains the complete contents of this guide.