Implementing the Sitecore LDAP-Module, first impression

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I want to talk today about the LDAP module. Since friday I’m implementing it for one of our customers. Goal: after the users are logged into the network, they shouldn’t be prompted by the browser when surfing on the intranet. Subgoals: discovering the possibilites for futher intergration and possibilities to use it in combination with the forum module.

As I didn’t do anything advanced with LDAP/Active Directory before, I decided to listen to the advise of Sitecore. So, friday morning I did start reading, wrote some code, and started installing the module at around 14:00h… The first domain-user logged in on 14:30… Uhmm, half an hour later? Yes! Only had some problems that the module wasn’t able to use other configured domains(Reflector showed me the engineers did configure “extranet” and “sitecore” in their code). Switching domains for a website isn’t the problem…

So far good, going to spent the following week on how to implement this at the customer as their intranet is already fully operational. And… intergration with the forum module…

6 thoughts on “Implementing the Sitecore LDAP-Module, first impression”

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  2. I’ve got multiple AD domains and thousands of intranet users, and after installing the AD module, the User Manager pulls users / roles from AD fine (shows a few thousand users wen it loads), but the User Manager screen, searching and editing users is so slow, so slow, that it is practically unusable. I tried reducing LDAP.SizelLimit and FindSizeLimit to just 50 and 10 respectively, hoping it’ll search into AD quicker, but that did not help. set LDAP user / memberOf cache settings to 10MB just arbitrarily (was 2MB by default), this did not help either.
    I’d greatly appreciate if any advice how to speed up the User Manager screen in sitecore after installing AD module

    Many thanks and great work on your very helpful blog,
    Rahul

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