Title: Choosing and Configuring a User Directory

Traction supports built-in user management, and can also connect to external Directory systems like Microsoft Active Directory and LDAP. When connected to outside systems, Traction can leverage single sign-on protocols like NTLM. The set of User Directories supported is extensible; Java plug-ins can be written to add support for new User Directories and authentication systems.

By default, the list includes Traction's built-in user management types:



Clicking the New button opens up a window.



In this window, you can choose to fill in a template for Active Directory or LDAP.



Once you enter your site's information and save your configuration, your new configuration be listed in the User Directory pulldown, and you will be able to go back and edit its settings by selecting it and clicking the "Edit" button.

For instructions on configuring Active Directory or LDAP, see the sections Configuring Active Directory and Configuring LDAP.

The table below explains the difference between the two supported built-in user management options.

User Directory

Description

Journal, Access Control Lists (ACLs), Automatic Login for Visitor

Traction's default User Directory. If Visitor login is enabled via ACL, the first time people visit your server, they will see the content that is visible to Visitor. They can login to their own Traction account by clicking the "sign-in" link that appears on the page.

Journal, Access Control Lists (ACLs), Login Required for All Users

This variation always presents a login form to people who visit rather than showing content that is visible to visitor. If Visitor access is enabled via ACL, a "login as visitor" button appears on the sign-in screen.





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