Last post Nov 11, 2005 11:16 PM by tamttt
Nov 10, 2005 09:12 AM|ksbecker|LINK
Nov 10, 2005 11:19 AM|mzns1|LINK
Since you have control over your Active Directory environment you are in the perfect position to use this feature. By turning on AD authentication you can:
1. Have your users authenticated without needing to login
2. The AD passwords are not stored in the DNN database. Great security feature.
3. Turning on Mixed mode allows for Intranet/Internet logins.
4. Automatically create a DNN user account using information from the user's AD account.
Create, for example a Secretary role in DNN.
Create a Secretary role in AD. Put UserA in this role.
When UserA logs into DNN they will be added to the DNN Secretary role.
With 500 users you will find that with very little effort you have the capability to manage your user base far easier than many of the big, expensive commercial systems.
While I have not really gone into details on the AD features of DNN your best way to go is setup a copy of DNN on a test server or workstation. There is no substitue for real world testing. More docs are coming and the forum has multiple threads going on
this subject. You will be more than satisfied...
Note: The current implementation supports authentication to a single domain. Not an issue for many sites except the larger ones. Added features will be coming also.
Nov 10, 2005 01:23 PM|ksbecker|LINK
Nov 10, 2005 07:46 PM|mzns1|LINK
Nov 11, 2005 09:33 AM|ksbecker|LINK
Nov 11, 2005 08:29 PM|mzns1|LINK
Use your domain name for the root directory entry.
Add your username & password and see what you get...
Nov 11, 2005 11:16 PM|tamttt|LINK
Ok, that helped out a lot, thanks. So I don't have TOTAL control over the AD. My org. is a tree in the forest (I think that's the phrase) and our domain is xxx.xxx.xxx.com. Do I have to have access to the very top level? I'm not that familiar with AD and
how all of that works.