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Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

Protect applications with a University of Minnesota username and password.


LDAP authentication can provide central authentication for some vendor-provided applications. Many packaged software products can be configured to reference an LDAP directory for authentication.


  • Is compatible with applications that support LDAP v.3
  • Leverages users existing University of Minnesota credentials so that you don’t have to manage your users’ accounts and passwords
  • Your application can get additional information back about users who logged in -- such as name, role, courses, job information, etc. -- that may be useful for access control (may require additional data access approval)

Getting Started

Intended Audience

Staff & Departments
Health Sciences Affiliates
IT Staff and Partners


University-funded: No charge.