Configuring JasperReports Server for LDAP Authentication

To use LDAP with your JasperReports Server, configure the LDAP connection parameters in before installing JasperReports Server. You can set up encryption for the password to your LDAP server at that time. See the TIBCO JasperReports Server Security Guide for more information.

A sample file for configuring JasperReports Server for external LDAP authentication is included in the JasperReports Server distribution. Sample files are located in the <js‑install>/samples/externalAuth-sample-config directory of your JasperReports Server. The file included depends on your version of JasperReports Server:

sample-applicationContext-externalAuth-LDAP.xml: Sample file for integrating LDAP with JasperReports Server with a single organization. This file is included in the community edition.
sample-applicationContext-externalAuth-LDAP-mt.xml: Sample file for integrating LDAP with JasperReports Server with multiple organizations. This file is included in commercial editions of JasperReports Server. To use external authentication with a commercial version of JasperReports Server with a single organization, you need to modify the sample file as described in Mapping the User Organization.

To configure JasperReports Server to work with your implementation of LDAP, modify and deploy the sample configuration file as follows:

1. Make a copy of the LDAP sample file in the <js-install>/samples/externalAuth-sample-config/ directory and rename it to remove the sample- prefix.
2. Edit the file you created and configure the beans correctly for your deployment, as described in the following sections.
3. Place the modified file in the <js-webapp>/WEB-INF directory.

<js-webapp> is the location of the JasperReports Server web application in your application server, or where you're modifying the configuration files, as explained in . The rest of this chapter refers to file names alone.