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Path Finder LifeRay
CUSTOM AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM
March 1, 2012 10:50 PM
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Path Finder LifeRay

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Hi All,

How to develop a custom authentication system on liferay where the user logs in liferay should be authenticated by already existing database

"here i just don't want to import the users from the existing database to liferay" using LDAP or by either mechanism

what i need is writing a portlet that allows me to return a success whether user exists in the database, and return the details..........

can any one help me in figure out this issue and post a relevant link or a tutorial apart from this

http://www.liferay.com/community/wiki/-/wiki/Main/Developing+a+Custom+Authentication+System?_36_version=1.0

thanks
David H Nebinger
RE: CUSTOM AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM
March 2, 2012 5:24 AM
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David H Nebinger

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you cannot get around loading the users into the Liferay database. The user ids created there become foreign keys on many other tables and determine your ownership of other entities.

Period. No ifs, ands, ors, or buts... That's just the way it is.

You can authenticate using an external system, but you still have to import the users into the Liferay database.