In this chapter, you will understand the concepts and the underlying framework behind the Alfresco security model and membership system. The Alfresco security model is flexible and allows you to choose either its built-in security or an external security model defined by your organization, using systems such as LDAP and Active Directory. You will understand various security models and learn to choose the one that is most suited to your enterprise's requirements. The Alfresco membership system is highly scalable and can cater to a number of users and content managers.
By the end of this chapter, you will have learned how to: