Mapping a directory to an application defines the user-base for an application. Sometimes known as 'application provisioning', directory mappings determine which user stores will be used when authenticating and authorising a user's access request. Read more about users and groups.

When you defined an application, you chose a default directory for that application to use. Crowd also allows you to map multiple directories to each application. This allows each of your applications to view multiple user directories as a single repository.

To map a directory to an application,

  1. Log in to the Crowd Administration Console.
  2. Click the 'Applications tab in the top navigation bar.
  3. This will display the Application Browser. Click the 'View' link that corresponds to the application you wish to map.
  4. This will display the 'View Application' screen. Click the 'Directories' tab.
  5. This will display a list of directories that are currently mapped to the application. Select the new directory from the drop-down list and click the 'Add' button.
  6. The new directory will be added to the bottom of the list of mapped directories. You can use the blue up-arrow or down-arrow to move a directory higher or lower in the order:

    Why directory order is important
  7. You now need to choose which users within the directory may authenticate against the application. You have two choices:
    • To allow all users within the directory to authenticate against the application, change 'Allow all to Authenticate' to 'True', then click the 'Update' button.
    • To allow only specific groups of users within the directory to authenticate against the application, see Specifying which Groups can access an Application.
  8. Next, you should define the application's ability to add/update users in the directory. Click the 'Permissions' tab and set the directory permissions for the application.

Screenshot: 'Application — Map Directories'


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