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The Definitive Guide to Plone, Second Edition by Andy McKay, Fabrizio Reale, Alice Narduzzo, Davide Moro, Maurizio Delmonte

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CHAPTER 8Advanced User Management

Plone is a powerful and flexible system not only for web content management but also for user management. Plone stores all its users inside the Zope Object Database (ZODB) in a separate user list; however, you may need to use another service, such as a relational database that manages your users' information. Thanks to Plone's pluggable authentication service (PAS), you can use other services to authenticate your users. The most common alternative system is LDAP, which we will discuss in this chapter. Of course, if you don't have any special requirements, you can just use Plone as it is, with users and groups stored in the ZODB.

Note that you don't need to write any code to integrate your Plone site with another ...

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