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Liferay 6.x Portal Enterprise Intranets Cookbook by Katarzyna Ziółkowska, Piotr Filipowicz

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CAS and the Liferay user's database

The following recipe presents an idea on how to use the Liferay user functionality so it is authenticated by the CAS server. This idea may be used instead of LDAP or Active Directory systems. In small companies, where Liferay will be the main system that contains all user details, it would be a great concept to implement SSO in the following way:

  • Liferay provides user details such as login and password to the CAS server
  • When a user tries to login to the Liferay Portal, the CAS server asks the Liferay database and checks the user's data correctness

Getting ready

This recipe is in continuation with the previous one. To be ready, check whether the CAS server is correctly installed and is communicating with Liferay ...

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