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Authentication against a 3rd-party User Directory

Question asked by fguillaume on May 15, 2008
Latest reply on Jul 28, 2008 by andy

We need to configure or extend Alfresco 2.2 so that it may authenticate users against a User Directory that isn't either LDAP or AD. This applicative User Directory stores information (username, password, role…) for all the client's custom applications. It has a Web Services interface and provide methods like

getGroupsStartingWith(String pFilter)
isUserInUserDirectory(String pUsername, String pPassword).

What is the most adapted way to modify the Alfresco's standard authentication mechanism so that it could:
- update the Alfresco inner groups and users on a periodic basis
- verify the password provided by the user against the User Directoy

Thank you for your support,