Using the Directory Browser
Crowd supports an unlimited number of user directories. A directory can be one of the following types:
- Internal to Crowd.
- Connected to Crowd via an LDAP connector (e.g. for Active Directory), with all authentication and user/group management in LDAP.
- A Crowd internal directory for user/group management but with authentication delegated to LDAP (e.g. Active Directory).
- Connected via a custom directory connector (e.g. for a legacy database).
Once you have defined a directory in Crowd, you can map it to applications. Crowd will then pass authentication and authorization requests to the directory, for all applications that are mapped to that directory. Modification of directory entities (users and groups) can be done via the Crowd Administration Console or via the application, depending on the application's capabilities.
You can even map multiple directories to an application, providing the application with a single view of multiple directories in a specified order.
About the Directory Browser
The Directory Browser allows you to view and search for configured directories.
To use the Directory Browser
- Log in to the Crowd Administration Console.
- In the top navigation bar, click Directories.
This displays the Directory Browser which shows all the directories that exist in your Crowd system. You can refine your search by specifying a Name (note that this is case-sensitive), or Active/Inactive directories.
An Inactive directory cannot be used by any applications, regardless of whether or not they are mapped to it.
- To view or edit a directory's details, click on the directory's name