Configuring a Custom Directory Connector
First you need to create a custom directory connector. The simplest way to accomplish this is to add a JAR file with the necessary classes to the Crowd
WEB-INF/lib folder. For details, please see Creating a Custom Directory Connector.
Once you have added your JAR file to the Crowd
WEB-INF/lib folder, you are ready to configure a Custom Directory Connector, as described below.
To configure a Custom Directory Connector,
- Log in to the Crowd Administration Console.
- Click the 'Directories' link in the top navigation bar.
- This will display the Directory Browser. Click the 'Add Directory' link.
- Click the 'Custom' button.
- Complete the fields as described in the table below.
- Click the 'Continue' button to configure the directory's permissions.
Once you have configured the directory's permissions, you will have finished configuring your new directory. You can then map the directory to appropriate applications.
Screenshot: 'Create Custom Directory'
Custom Directory Store Attributes
The name used to identify the directory within Crowd. This is useful when there are multiple directories configured, e.g. Chicago Employees or Web Customers.
Details about this specific directory.
Only deselect this if you wish to prevent all users within the directory from accessing all mapped applications. If a directory is not marked as 'Active', it is inactive. Inactive directories:
- Using the Directory Browser
- Adding a Directory
- Configuring Caching for an LDAP Directory
- Using Naive DN Matching
- Specifying Directory Permissions
- Importing Users and Groups into a Directory
- Configuring directories for failover authentication