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Spring Security 3 by Peter Mularien

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Chapter 9. LDAP Directory Services

In this chapter, we will review the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and how it might be integrated into a Spring Security enabled application to provide authentication, authorization, and user information services to interested constituents.

During the course of this chapter, we'll:

  • Learn some of the basic concepts related to the LDAP protocol and server implementations
  • Configure a self-contained LDAP server within Spring Security
  • Enable LDAP authentication and authorization
  • Understand the model behind LDAP search and user matching
  • Retrieve additional user details from standard LDAP structures
  • Differentiate between LDAP authentication methods, and evaluate the pros and cons of each type
  • Explicitly configure ...

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