Using LDAP on iSeries to authenticate a user
Posted on 2008-11-17
We have a web application on Websphere 6.1 (running on a RedHat server), we wish to process the logon to the server initially using LDAP against an iSeries account, then once authenticated and session established on Websphere server - we use webservices (RPG programs using HTTP CGI) that require a login in the HTTP header to run.
I need to know if I can process a "user and password are valid" operation through LDAP, i have always used the AS400Connection java objects from IBM to check users and passwords before.
The IBM documentation regarding HTTP servers running LDAP appear to indicate a usage more suited to an address book or information lookup rather than as a loging checking mechanism.
Can anyone tell me what i need to do with LDAP to allow us to process log on authentication?