Simplifying LDAP Logins
Novell Cool Solutions: Trench
By Rob Bennett
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Posted: 20 Feb 2003
iChain is a winning tool. We use it to provide our users access to their GroupWise webmail, our Intranet and a number of other business systems. We've never installed a single product that has solved so many problems all at once. Dial-up is dead -- long live iChain!
Mind you, it comes with one big problem. As we were installing, configuring and testing it, the feedback we were getting was that typing your login in LDAP format was going to be just too hard. We needed the name to be fully qualified, but with all those ou='s and commas it was way too difficult.
This solution has also helped us train our users to not leave their login credentials where others may find them!
This assumes that you've dropped the Novell-supplied html files and have composed your own, but I'm sure there would be nothing to stop you putting this script into the standard one.
If you have questions or kudos for Rob, you can e-mail him at rob_bennettTAKETHISOUT@mcga.gov.uk
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