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Frequent Contributor.. jul_2 Frequent Contributor..
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LDAP vs QC authentication

Hi,

I need more information about bonuses and disadvantages for both types and risks while switching from QC authentication to LDAP
Thank you
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SreeKrishnan Absent Member.
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Re: LDAP vs QC authentication

well with LDAP, you avoid creating seperate user account for Quality center. the users can use their windows domain account (big relief with the password resets).

but however, you cannot authenticate multiple LDAP servers with QC.
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Rhonda Robinson Absent Member.
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Re: LDAP vs QC authentication

Using LDAP, unless you get your IT folks to also add them as network users, you will be unable to make use of "pseudo" usersnames. We have projects where they have requested the ability to assign defects to users such as "servicepackcommittee" or "design committee" while a determination is made as to when and how the issue will be addressed. This is not possible with LDAP Authentication since you can only add users which are found through the LDAP server.
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Frequent Contributor.. jul_2 Frequent Contributor..
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Re: LDAP vs QC authentication

thank you. "pseudousers" is something to consider even we do not have those at the moment.

If we are moving from QC authentification to LDAP is there any risk for present users (their userid are same as network)

If we are bringing project with usernames different from our LDAP usernames will I be able to restore project?

thank you.
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Rhonda Robinson Absent Member.
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Re: LDAP vs QC authentication

I do not think there are any issues with restoring the project with unknown users. We converted a non-ldap project from TD 8.0 to QC 9.0 with LDAP Authentication without issue.

You users whose current username matches their network username will only have to know that they now utilize their network password as well.
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