The ProcessMaker advanced LDAP authentication and Active Directory Synchronization plug-in allows ProcessMaker users to authenticate directly against an LDAP server or Microsoft Active Directory server.
BPM LDAP or BPM Active Directory usage allows larger enterprises to take advantage of their existing user management systems in LDAP or Active Directory. The LDAP Authentication and Active Directory Authentication plug-in permits user synchronization against multiple LDAP or AD servers.
With this add-on, administrators can not only populate their BPM users list with LDAP authentication or from an Active Directory server, they can also populate the fields of the user profile from these servers as well.
Similar to LDAP and Active Directory, ProcessMaker allows for BPM users to be separated into groups (such as Supervisors, Users, Administrators or other personalized groups) or departments (Such as Sales, Operations, Human Resources or other departments of the organizational hierarchy)
Why choose Advanced LDAP?
There are two main differences between our Enterprise Advanced LDAP plug-in and our community edition LDAP plug-in. The first is a field in the configuration screen named 'Enable Automatic Register'. With this enabled, a first time user of ProcessMaker can navigate to the ProcessMaker server and attempt to log in using their LDAP credentials. If the user exists in the LDAP server, ProcessMaker will automatically create a ProcessMaker account for that user.
The second difference is that the Advanced LDAP plug-in allows the synchronization of groups and departments between ProcessMaker and the LDAP server, whereas the standard LDAP feature of ProcessMaker's community edition does not.
Configuring Your BPM LDAP Authentication or BPM Active Directory Synchronization
With the use of the ProcessMaker Advanced LDAP Authentication and Active Directory add-on, a ProcessMaker administrator can input the properties of the user management server they wish to utilize and then perform user synchronization with ProcessMaker from that server.
This can be handled on a ‘per user’ basis or by department, group or custom selection. Once the users have been imported, ProcessMaker can be synchronized with the LDAP or Active Directory server in order to reflect changes. This allows the IT department and ProcessMaker administrator in an organization to utilize the main server as the primary data source of users, without the preoccupation of having to perform user management on two user databases and ensuring they contain identical data.
The ProcessMaker Advanced BPM LDAP Authentication and BPM Active Directory add-on is included with Enterprise subscriptions of Silver or above.