Announcing Better Integration for Wikispaces Private Label

If your organization has a Wikispaces Private Label site and already has an existing user database, for several years we’ve given you an option to integrate the two. But this convenience came with a small drawback: if you wanted the benefits of Single Sign-On, you were limited to a single database of users — or a lot of complicated development to make several databases behave like a solitary unit.

The goal of Wikispaces has always been to provide a powerful, functional, flexible platform for collaboration. Across silos, between departments, inside and outside your organization, with third parties and other organizations, even over national boundaries. And sometimes all these users can’t be easily contained with a single user database.

And that is why we are so excited to announce that, starting this month, we’ve made it easy to integrate your Private Label site with multiple authentication sources, simultaneously.

So if you already have an LDAP directory for most of your users, but you know you’ll want to invite guests to collaborate with you, it’s no problem. You don’t have to add the guests to your LDAP directory, you don’t have to compromise the privacy of your site, and you don’t have to worry about cumbersome development. Just enable both authentication sources, and you’re ready to go.

So if you have multiple LDAP servers, go ahead and hook them all up. Want to allow OpenID access? Not a problem. Need to open up your school site to parents, community resources, classrooms in other countries? There is nothing stopping you.

Our help page will show you how to open your Private Label site to multiple authentication sources. And you can always email us at help@wikispaces.com if you have any questions.

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One Comment

  1. Posted February 23, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Wow, this is awesome, folks. Thanks for the hard work!

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