LDAP stands for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. It allows users of an organization to access CloudLIMS using the same access credentials (User ID and Password) provided by the organization. To ensure security, users are able to access the application only after authentication from the organization's LDAP server.
CloudLIMS support two LDAP services:
1. Open LDAP (open source)
2. Active directory (by Microsoft)
The main benefit of using LDAP is that information for an entire organization can be consolidated into a central repository. LDAP enables the use of a central database of users for which the IT team has already created the log-in information. Rather than managing user lists for each group within an organization, LDAP is used as a central directory, accessible on the network. LDAP supports Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS), thus, enabling protection of sensitive data.
Note: When LDAP is activated, a user must have a user profile created with same username as configured on the LDAP server, under the User Profiles module in CloudLIMS Enterprise.