03. Site Settings External Database Integration

The following settings are needed to be changed if you are connecting to an external data source (otherwise they should be set to a default applicable to your organization’s needs).
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LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is an Internet protocol that email and other programs use to look up information from a server. As a protocol, LDAP defines the “language” used for client programs to talk to servers (and servers to talk to servers). On the client side, a client may be an email program, a printer browser, or an address book. The server may speak only LDAP, or have other methods of sending and receiving data—LDAP may just be an add-on method. LDAP also defines: Permissions set by the administrator to allow only certain people to access the LDAP database, and optionally keep certain data private. If N/A leave blank.

*External System Name The name of the external system you are integrating with, enter “None” if not connecting to an external system. (I.e. Banner, Peoplesoft or Datatel)
*External System Member ID Name The name of the identifying number assigned to users in your external system. For example Banner uses a Net ID, so enter as Net ID.
bulitNOTE: If not connecting directly to an external system, this field can also be used to
manually enter an ID code field for applicants that may already be entered in your
organization’s external database, and can be helpful when running reports to be able to
do a cross mapping between your database and CommunityForce. (I.e. FIMS users could
enter the title: “FIMS ID”). Once this field is set up you can go into the Create Users and
add the ID Code number to any existing applicants/Users that may have existing ID
codes in your organization’s database.
GetApplicant Webservice URL  Web Service identifier for the communication to access applicant information. If N/A leave blank.
SAML IdpSSo URLthe URL for the Security Assertion Markup Language for Single Sign On. If N/A leave blank.
DAP WebService URL LDAP Web Service identifier – identifier for the communication between the two sites if integrating with an external system. If N/A leave blank.
LDAP User Name  LDAP user id to connect to external system. If N/A leave blank.
LDAP Password  LDAP password used to connect to external system. If N/A leave blank.
Enable LDAP in User Management – Set to Yes  If integrating with and external user directory, this will allow you to search the external directory to add/update user information. This will show a button in the Create Users section to add users from “External Directory”. Set to No – if not integrating with an external system.
Enable LDAP in Nominating SectionIf integrating with and external user directory, this will allow the applicant to search the external directory to search for a nominee within the organization’s directory. Set to No – if not integrating with an external system.