If you’re using Wikispaces Private Label, you may want to restrict your site to the members of your organization, but you know the last thing your users need is another password to remember. Previously, if you wanted your users to access your Private Label site with the accounts they already have, you could use our Single Sign-On integration to connect to your authentication server. It’s a powerful feature, but it does require a good bit of configuration.
Now, if your organization is storing user accounts in an LDAP directory (such as OpenLDAP or ActiveDirectory), you can give your users this same access with virtually no setup — all you have to do is fill out a simple form.
Go to Site Administration and click the Authentication link under Settings. You’ll see a form that allows you to add an authentication source. Choose LDAP and fill out the required information. Once you have an LDAP source set up, you won’t need to invite users or get them to set up accounts — all the users in your LDAP directory are essentially members of your site already. All they need to do is log into the site with the username and password they already have. You can also allow users from outside your organization to create accounts in the usual way, or even set up more than one LDAP source if you want to allow users in multiple directories to access your site.