This chapter has really shown us the vast possibilities that exist in the Alfresco platform for authentication with all kinds of different systems and being able to easily import users and groups from different directory servers.
In the first part of this chapter, we looked closer at how different authentication mechanisms such as LDAP and NTLM work and how they are supported by different components in Alfresco.
We then went on to set up and configure Alfresco to authenticate with both OpenLDAP and MS Active Directory at the same time. We saw that Alfresco comes out of the box with authentication subsystem configurations for these two types of directory servers.
After setting up authentication with the directory servers we extended the Alfresco ...