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Apache environment variable

Postby Nancy » Sat Oct 01, 2005 4:50 am

Will OJS respect our 'environment' variable in Apache to use our local Web auth method, or must we use the OJS signon security? Our auth method can can hand over the userid to OJS.
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User sign on

Postby ramon » Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:29 am

Nancy,

Version 2.1 addresses multiple choices of user authentication.
I'm sure Alec could be more specific as to the configuration necessary, but it includes LDAP and external server authentication.

It must be enable during installation and in the configuration file of OJS 2.1
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Postby asmecher » Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:41 am

Hi Nancy,

Ramon is correct -- OJS 2.1 has a plugin category for Authentication plugins, which allow OJS to authenticate against different sources. It ships with an LDAP authentication plugin. My suggestion is that you configure both Apache and OJS to authenticate against LDAP. (See the Apache module called libapache-mod-ldap for details.)

Alternately, you can look into writing an authentication module for OJS that will tie in with your other systems. See classes/plugins/AuthPlugin.inc.php for the base class that must be extended and plugins/auth/ldap/LDAPAuthPlugin.inc.php (the LDAP plugin) for a working example.

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