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It is possible to create user and groups in

Frevvoproduct
and use them to control access to the system as well as create workflows. It is also common that the list of users and groups is maintained externally in systems such as Active Directory or Open LDAP.
Frevvoproduct
 can leverage your existing users repository.

 There are two configuration scenarios when integrating

Frevvoproduct
with LDAP
Frevvoproduct
can be configured to integrate with your existing LDAP Active Directory server to authenticate users. There are two configuration options. Each one uses a different Security Manager.

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The first option is to use the 

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LDAP Security Manager. Here the authentication is handed off to an external LDAP/AD system

and is in full control of user authentications. Use the LDAP Security Manager in this situation. Click here for the configuration details.
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The second option is to use the

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 LDAP Container Security Manager. Here the 
Frevvoproduct
server
is deployed to an existing servlet container that is already handling user authentications through LDAP. Authentication, in this case, is the responsibility

of the container. However,
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is responsible for runtime authorization and design time querying

of

user metadata. Use the LDAP Container Security Manager in this situation as that reuses

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existing LDAP connector but relies on the

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for user authentications

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Click here for the configuration details.



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Retrieving Custom Attributes from the LDAP Server 

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When a user is successfully authenticated by the LDAP security manager,

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 retrieves the following basic user information from the LDAP server: 

Last Name
First Name
Email address 

Using a business rule, you can populate controls in your form with this information. 

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There are many attributes available in Active Directory. View  this website for  for a partial list.  Multi Single and multi-value attributes are also supported. This feature works if you are using an LDAP or supported. Active Directory custom attributes can be retrieved for users in a 

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Configure Retrievable Attributes 

Single-value Attributes

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will automatically pull the logged in user's First Name, Last Name, Email from Active Directory. The designer can use built-in methods in a rule to populate controls on a form. For example, the business rule shown fills the respective form fields with the First/Last Names and Email Address of the logged in user.

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if(form.load)
{
EmployeeEmail.value=_data.getParameter('subject.email');
FirstName.value=_data.getParameter('subject.first.name');
LastName.value=_data.getParameter('subject.last.name');
}

 

You can retrieve additional custom attribute information from the LDAP server using the configuration parameter "com.frevvo.security.ldap.customAttributes" and business rules.   

Configure Retrievable Attributes

Single-value Attributes

If you want to pull additional information from Active Directory into your form, you must add a context parameter to the <frevvo-home>\tomcat\conf\catalina\localhost\frevvo.xml file. The configuration parameter is "com.frevvo.security.Idapldap.customAttributes" and the value is a comma separated list of custom attribute names to be retrieved. Let's use the employee's Middle Initials Initial and Home Phone as an example. The attributes for Middle Initials Initial and Telephone Number are initials and telephoneNumber respectively. 

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     5. Save the file after all your changes are made. Restart 

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Add the additional lines to the business Write a rule to populate the Middle Initials and Home Phone fields. 

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if(form.load)
{
FirstName.value=_data.getParameter('subject.first.name');
MiddleInitials.value=_data.getParameter('subject.initials');
LastName.value=_data.getParameter('subject.last.name');
HomePhone.value=_data.getParameter('subject.telephoneNumber');
EmployeeEmail.value=_data.getParameter('subject.email');
}

The image shows a simple form using the rule above to pull the Employee's First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, Home Phone and Email Address from Active Directory on controls in your form with the firstname, lastname, email address plus the additional attributes specified in the configuration parameter. Notice the initials and the telephone number controls in the image are filled with the user information from the LDAP server.

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Attributes with more than one value are also supported. For example, The carLicense attribute can return multiple licenses. You can write a rule to populate dropdown options with those options. First of all, make the specified car license values. Make sure the carLicense attribute is configured in the frevvo.xml file and of course, there are multiple values carLicense attributes, each one containing a different value for the carLicense attribute dropdown options, set up for appropriate users on the LDAP server.  

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 <Parameter name="com.frevvo.security.ldap.customAttributes" value="initials,telephoneNumber,carLicense" override="false"/> 

A JSON array string listing multiple car licenses is returned from Active Directory. 

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["QW12-TRT-4334","F255-9215-0096","F255-9215-0095","F255-9215-0094"]

This rule will populate and it can be used in a 

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 rule to populate the options of a dropdown control named carLicense.

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