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Alfresco for Administrators by Vandana Pal

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Overview of the security model

What we saw in earlier sections was that we have to create users and groups manually and then invite them to their respective folders. If you have thousands of users and you need to organize them in different groups based on your company policy, this would be a very long process.

Alfresco supports integration with external models like LDAP, AD, and so on. You can use this central authentication to manage users and groups in Alfresco. You can configure Alfresco to integrate with this centralized authentication security model and all the users and groups from this system would be synchronized in Alfresco.

For authentication, this external system would also be used, so user credentials are managed at a common location. ...

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