Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is generally used on non-Microsoft equipment (though it can work in conjunction with Active Directory) as a directory for sharing information. LDAP includes its own object classification system, which includes files, folders, assets (such as printers and scanners), and user information. These items can be shared by a network of computers to enable features such as universal sign-on and email address lookup. Cornerstone can use LDAP to authenticate users and evaluate their permissions, which controls access to Cornerstone data.
Objects are classified with a list of tags, the combination of which makes each object a unique item in your network. Only users with the appropriate permissions can perform LDAP searches.
Cornerstone/Titan must be configured with the proper search strings in order to locate user and group information in LDAP. For most LDAP installations, the default values can be used and will return the proper user and group information from LDAP. However, there are instances where these values may need to be enhanced to allow Cornerstone/Titan to find the user information in LDAP.
Follow this link to the QuickStart on using LDAP with Cornerstone and Titan: http://www.southrivertech.com/wp-content/uploads/qs_Cornerstone_LDAP_UserAuth.pdf.