Simple yet Secure HTTP File Serving with SSO: Part 3

I have found LDAP complicated to work with. The terminology is foreign and the tools require a lot of domain knowledge to use. My ultimate goal of this trail of learning is to understand enough about LDAP to be able to integrate with an existing LDAP source and use it for authentication. Unfortunately I need to create an example of such a system prior to that being possible.

Ultimately I believe that OpenID is the best single interface for Single Sign-On (SSO). An LDAP bridge to OpenID would really help resolve some integration problems that arise when trying to get intranet applications to suport SSO. I am investigating how to create a lightweight server that wraps LDAP authentication behind an OpenID Provider.

Stay tuned for Part 4…