In addition to robust out-of-the-box authentication and user and group management, CommonSpot includes features for calling a custom authentication module for authenticating users in any way your site requires. Once users enter their user name and password in the CommonSpot login dialog and this information is validated, CommonSpot passes control to the custom authentication module.
Sites can use this option to integrate with any third-party directory, such as Active Directory or LDAP, or with any third-party application or a custom database. For example, you can use CommonSpot custom authentication processing to make an LDAP query to Active Directory and populate CommonSpot user accounts with the user data returned.
Integrate external directories for sign-on only or to map group memberships and permissions. The CommonSpot API enables additional customization.
- Use the custom authentication module to integrate with any third-party mechanism, such as LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol), Active Directory, or Kerberos.
- Validate user login credentials with the Active Directory network or other third-party application.
- Create custom user directories through the CommonSpot API.
- Use CommonSpot’s internal user and group authentication, either alone or in combination with one or more of the above – use as much or as little of CommonSpot's capabilities as you need.