LDAP (Lightweight Data Access Protocol) is a way of pulling user information from an external directory (such as Active Directory) into your Totara Lean site. When setting up LDAP authentication on Totara Learn there is a quite a long list of settings, however these are broken down into sections. 

SettingDescriptionNotes
LDAP server settingsEstablish the basic parameters for the LDAP server itself, including host URL, version (of the protocol being used), and LDAP encoding.-
Bind settings These settings will allow the LDAP server to complete it's bind operations, which authenticate clients and establish an authorised identity it can use for subsequent processes on the connection. In this case LDAP will be authorising your Totara Learn site to access the directory information.-
User lookup settingsDetermine how your site will interact with the directory LDAP is pointing to. You can set the user type and the context among other settings.-
Force change passwordDecide of you want users to change their password when they first login to Totara Learn and configure the parameters around that such as password format.-
LDAP password expiration settingsYou can choose whether to have Totara Learn check if an LDAP password has expired and warn users before the LDAP password expiration, if you use LDAP with other systems then you may wish to do this elsewhere.-
Enable user creationThese settings can be used to allow anonymous new users to self-create accounts on the LDAP server.-
Process creatorThis is a list of groups or users whose members are able to create new courses.-
User account synchronisationSpecify what to do with internal user accounts if you run a mass synchronisation and the account was removed from the external sources.-

NTLM SSO

If you wish to use NTLM authentication then you can enable and configure it. NTLM authentication uses MS Active Directory to authenticate users based on the credentials stored on their Windows client computer. rather than prompting for login details.-
Data mapping

Configure how data for various fields should be mapped across Totara Social and the external system.

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