Friday, 26 October 2012

Configuring Adobe CQ to use Apache Directory Service

You can configure Adobe CQ to use a third-party LDAP service that contains user data. By configuring Adobe CQ to use a third-party LDAP service, you can authenticate with Adobe CQ using your user data. That is, you can enter a user located in your LDAP service into CQ login during the login process. This article describes how to setup Apache Directory service, create a new user, configure Adobe CQ to use Apache Directory service, and finally login to Adobe CQ with the new user entered into Apache Directory service.
 As shown in the previous illustration, a user can authenticate with Adobe CQ using user data located in Apache Directory service. To configure Adobe CQ to use Apache Directory service, you configure an Adobe CQ configuration file.

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Note: This development article is for CQ 5.5.

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I (Scott Macdonald) am a Senior Digital Marketing Community Manager at Adobe Systems with over 16 years in the high tech industry. I am also a programmer with knowledge in Java, JavaScript, C#,C++, HTML, XML and ActionScript. If  you would like to see more CQ or other Adobe Digital Marketing end to end articles like this, then leave a comment and let me know what content you would like to see.

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  1. Hi Scott,

    I want to install adobe cq5.4 in application server like ISS or Tomcat 7.0. I found some tutorials to do it in Tomcat 6.0. But it doesn't work for me.

    Could you please explain me about this in detail with project structure, required steps and configuring development, publish and live domain setup.

    It will be really helpful if you can create an post about this here.

    Waiting for your post.

    Thank you.

  2. Have you looked at this link: 6

    This topic is on my list of How To articles. All articles that appear on this blog have been coded out and tested before they appear on the blog. So i will get this workflow to work and than write a new article.

  3. Hi Scott,

    Thanks for your reply,

    I already followed that link and did the setup in tomcat and copied the .war file into tomcat and restarted the server.

    but, when i check in the browser it says object not found.

    Project structure in Tomcat is: