Devaffair
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2013-07-16T15:05:40Z
I would like to implement an Active Directory in a YAF forum, and was wondering if that's even possible. If so, how?

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bbobb
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2013-08-29T10:31:26Z
It's possible. Look for System.DirectoryServices namespace. You can use older Provider approach too if you just want to read data. The situation with AD is very personal and depends on what you need in your case.
Jaben
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2013-08-30T00:48:53Z
Originally Posted by: bbobb 

It's possible. Look for System.DirectoryServices namespace. You can use older Provider approach too if you just want to read data. The situation with AD is very personal and depends on what you need in your case.



I agree... I've looked at all kinds of different systems and their support for AD and LDAP. Most all methods are sort of "sync hacks"... some work well, some are just frustrating. It's a complex story.

My least favorite system probably has the best AD support I've seen: Sharepoint. AD works extremely well with Sharepoint sites and all pages have excellent claims and permissions systems. That's almost exactly the only good thing I can say about Sharepoint.

All that being said, I really would like to improve the LDAP story with YAF.NET. At least have a "Startkit" for it -- honestly I haven't even been able to get it working.
bbobb
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2013-08-30T15:50:07Z
Originally Posted by: Jaben 

Originally Posted by: bbobb 


All that being said, I really would like to improve the LDAP story with YAF.NET. At least have a "Startkit" for it -- honestly I haven't even been able to get it working.


It can be added as an experimental feature. I will add some classes and they can be used on top of
Forms authentication. You can add a page (for host) and there will be a possibility to experiment with functionality in real environement and will be a test feature too.
This will be enough to play around and find variants fitting to YAF.


Jaben
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2013-09-04T16:39:25Z
Originally Posted by: bbobb 

It can be added as an experimental feature. I will add some classes and they can be used on top of
Forms authentication. You can add a page (for host) and there will be a possibility to experiment with functionality in real environement and will be a test feature too.
This will be enough to play around and find variants fitting to YAF.


Sounds great!

I want to target LDAP instead of just AD. This might be worth looking into: https://code.google.com/...i/nJupiterDataAccessLdap 

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