Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to LDAP ported?

3: Response to LDAP ported? (response to 1)
Posted by Carl Robert Blesius on

We are also interested in the option of having external authentication sources for OpenACS.

Important is the following:

  1. Modularity (being able to plug in different sources of authentication)
  2. Having a fallback mechanism (e.g. if user password not in LDAP, use standard OACS authentication, if user password/key not in OACS ask users mother, etc.)

This is why it would be interesting to have a general pluggable authentication API for OACS... I have not looked at it yet but I think this is something that has been addressed by by the Open Knowledge Initiative ( )