Over a million developers have joined DZone.
{{announcement.body}}
{{announcement.title}}

How to import LDAP Groups, but not Users, to Liferay

DZone's Guide to

How to import LDAP Groups, but not Users, to Liferay

Free Resource

The Integration Zone is brought to you in partnership with Cloud Elements.  What’s below the surface of an API integration? Download The Definitive Guide to API Integrations to start building an API strategy.

When you configure Lifeary to talk to an LDAP - it imports users and groups in two different ways.

1. Import users and while importing users look at the "Group" attribute of the user and import groups.
2. Import groups and while importing groups look at the "User" attribute of the group and import all the users of that group.

By default Liferay uses the first approach.

If we want to import Groups only - not the users from the LDAP - then we need to have the 2nd approach.

To enable the second approach, you need to add the following to the liferay_home/tomcat/webapps/ROOT/WEB-INF/classes/portal-ext.properties file.

ldap.import.method=group

Then you need to keep the "User" attribute of the group configuration blank.

The State of API Integration Report provides data from the Cloud Elements platform and will help all developers navigate the recent explosion of APIs and the implications of API integrations to work more efficiently in 2017 and beyond.

Topics:

Published at DZone with permission of Prabath Siriwardena, DZone MVB. See the original article here.

Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own.

{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}