LDAP Integration (for System Admins)

The following information is only applicable to an Enterprise instance of RSpace.

LDAP is a protocol for retrieving information about objects. In the context of RSpace Enterprise, LDAP is an external service that can be queried to get information about users and groups defined by a given institution or lab. To connect to LDAP you need an external client or LDAP browser.

Although the needs of individual institutions and labs vary, the following example illustrates a common use case for LDAP integration with RSpace Enterprise. Institution ABC Inc. already manages their users through Active Directory. Every individual at ABC Inc. has Active Directory credentials with which they can log in to their computer, network, shared drives, etc. Because Active Directory can be queried through LDAP, once ABC Inc. adopts RSpace Enterprise, it is possible to retrieve the user details for the new RSpace users from ABC Inc. and create/update their account details automatically.

To get your lab set up with LDAP integration for RSpace Enterprise, contact us at support@researchspace.com or chat with us directly from within RSpace via Intercom.

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