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What is Portal Ldap Directory

Hi Experts,

In documentation of User Management, I saw ' in addition to corporate LDAP directory server(which portla uses as user data repository) Portal User Management Component uses a dedicated portal LDAP directory to store additional data for the portal.

So here my dought is what is portal LDAP directory, Is it comes with portal installation or do we need this server separately,if we need to install separately, which directory server we need to install and for what additional information we need to install this server.

Pls any one clarify my dought,,Points will be rewards.



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  • Posted on Dec 03, 2007 at 07:09 AM


    Yes you need to have a separate server i.e. LDAP server. It is not shipped with portal installation, usually every organisation have LDAP servers as their data sources where every user in an organisation is stored so portal provides ways to integrate this server so that we need not to create users again in portal, once integrated all the users in LDAP will be accessed using portal and every user will have his/her own id created in portal through this data source.

    For some more information, refer these links.



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    Posted on Dec 03, 2007 at 07:23 AM


    UME user data can be stored in one or more data sources.This dataSource can vary from a simple txt file to any LDAP directory.

    By default portal uses the Database which are autometically Installed with Portal but you can configure any other LDAP Directory as dataSource.

    Since the number of data sources directly impacts the time for search operations inside the UME it is recommended to have not more than 5 data sources.

    One way to configure your dataSource --

    Ensure that the UM Configuration is set to “Database Only” or that the current UM configuration creates new users in the database.

    a) Navigate the the UM Configuration UI (System Administration -> System Configuration -> UM Configuration) and select the “Data Sources” tab.

    b) Choose “Database Only” or any “… Read Only” dataSource.

    c) Save.

    d) Restart J2EE Engine.

    I have a Adobe file which gives details about "How to configure the Data Source for UME ".i got it through SDN only. so search for "Configure UME for Multiple LDAP Data Sources" and you will get it.



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