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[EP-tech] LDAP login



What's the use case for the id being the internal one, rather than an EPrints one?

We've got the internal id as the username, which seems to be effective.

Lizz

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From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Andrew Beeken
Sent: 09 February 2017 14:27
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] LDAP login

Okay, related to but separate from my ongoing quest to migrate and improve our EPrints install, I'm looking into options for getting an LDAP authentication script up and running. I've had a look online and found a couple of different ways to implement this, one of which (http://wiki.unimas.my/unimaswiki//bin/view/HOW-TO,+Tutorial+&+User+Manual/HOW-TO+:+Install+Eprints+v3.3.12++on+Ubuntu+14.04+With+LDAP+Authentication<http://wiki.unimas.my/unimaswiki/bin/view/HOW-TO,+Tutorial+&+User+Manual/HOW-TO+:+Install+Eprints+v3.3.12++on+Ubuntu+14.04+With+LDAP+Authentication>) I've tried to no avail.

Does anyone have any particular way of implementing this that they can recommend? I'm on the fence as to whether we should be doing this on a bulk import or creating users as and when they log in, however I DO want to ensure that the ID associated with the user is the one from our internal system and not a naturally generated one from EPrints.

As always, thanks in advance!
Andrew

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