If you operate a sales portal, marketing portal, customer portal, or HIPAA-compliant patient portal through your website, then you can leverage Active Directory integration to help you scale your operations. Read on for an overview.
How Active Directory Integration Works
Active Directory is a Microsoft-based directory service that is already included in most Windows Server operating systems. The server computer running Active Directory, called the domain controller, can then authenticate all users in the domain network. Your DNN website will have a portal system already built into it, and it can use Active Directory integration to log users from the internal network into a sales portal. Active Directory roles can then be carried over straight into your DNN website.
Why Use Active Directory for DNN Portals?
Active Directory integration is a vital time-saving and infrastructure-building technique for websites that plan on scaling up or growing its member base.
First of all, DotNetNuke websites integrate exceptionally well with Active Directory. Beyond that, however, Active Directory integration is a vital time-saving and infrastructure-building technique for websites that plan on scaling up or growing its member base. Because you can assign roles to users based on Active Directory login, you can tightly control exactly who is accessing your portal and how they’re using it. You can keep track of documents viewed and downloaded, changes made to the portal, and more.
An Example of Active Directory Integration
One example of an Active Directory integration Clarity performed is a sales portal we developed for Pervasive, a software company that specializes in data management. After Clarity integrated Pervasive’s DotNetNuke portal with Active Directory, they were able to automatically assign different rights to each user within the portal. The security roles were also integrated to Salesforce, for further automation, ease of login, and maintenance of data integrity. Finally, we customized the portal with user-friendly details, like the ability to check through a filter for sales collateral before sending a customized sales package to a prospective customer.
If you’re interested in Active Directory integration into your DotNetNuke website, contact Clarity today.
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