This is probably best in the developers list. Maybe Alexis can
give you a hand with this. From what I know the user documents
*do* have to exist in the wiki. But I'm afraid I don't know
enough to point about the LDAP implementation to point you out in the
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Matthew Conway <[hidden email]> Date: Jul 28, 2005 4:47 PM
Subject: [xwiki-users] Question about authentication To: [hidden email]
I'd like to be able to use XWiki with an alternate source for user
authentication and I thought creating my own auth service might do the trick. However, on further thought, I'm not sure how this would work - doesn't the XWiki user document still need to exist as a place to store
user settings (e.g email notification plugin stores an object there)? I dug around a bit in the LDAP service code, and don't see anywhere where it creates the xwiki user document, so I'm wondering what I'm missing.
I was thinking that maybe it should should auth the user then create the user doc if it doesn't already exist. I guess the code/pages I have that register that user could also send a message to xwiki to create the
user, but for LDAP user management clients that may not be possible, so I must be missing something.
Is there a better way to do auth that I don't know about? Our user data is in a set of DB tables.