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Authenticate Users Using an LDAP Server
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When your application's login page calls the Oracle Application Express login API with a username and password, the Oracle Application Express engine calls the credentials verification method specified in the application's current authentication scheme. You can implement this method yourself as a PL/SQL function returning boolean and put it in your application's schema. This allows you to perform username/password verification however you like (your own tables, LDAP lookup, 3rd-party API, etc.). As a convenience, Oracle Application Express offers some built-in credentials verification methods. One of those uses DBMS_LDAP to access the LDAP directory that you specify in the authentication scheme attributes. You can use this method if:
Note: You must already have run catldap in your database to create the LDAP packages. If in doubt, please read your Application Express installation file: doc/ldap.html.
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