Setting up FileMaker Pro clients and FileMaker Server to use external authentication using the LDAP protocol | FileMaker
Setting up FileMaker Pro clients and FileMaker Server to use external authentication using the LDAP protocol
Can FileMaker Server authenticate users through LDAP?
Answer ID: 5508 Last Updated: Jun 04, 2013 12:54 PM PDT
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The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a protocol for accessing a distributed directory across an IP network. A typical use of LDAP is to aid in looking up information from a directory service. A directory service is a combination of software and hardware that stores, organizes and provides access to information in a directory. With LDAP, system administrators can centrally manage users, groups, devices, and other data.
If your organization uses a LDAP compliant directory service you can centrally manage your files hosted with FileMaker Server with your directory service. Examples of compliant directory services include:
Windows Active Directory / Domain
Apple Open Directory