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Practical Plone 3: A Beginner's Guide to Building Powerful Websites by Clayton Parker, Alex Clark

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Widely-used Plone products

Let’s take a quick look at some of Plone’s most useful products, organized by the general classes of problem they address. This list leaves out many favorites and mainstays, in the interest of showing variety and new approaches.

Integration

One of the most common problems faced by a Plone integrator is sharing authentication (login IDs and passwords) with other systems. A common solution is to use LDAP, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, for a shared authentication system. OpenLDAP, Microsoft’s Active Directory, and Apple’s Open Directory are common LDAP implementations.

PloneLDAP provides Plone integration with LDAP. You may mix users, groups, and member properties from your LDAP database with other Plone Pluggable ...

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