Drupal 7: automatically logging users in with their Windows credentials (LDAP, NTLM)

So you want to build an intranet site with a seamless onboarding process that doesn't require users to remember yet another login? This is hard to do and a lot of things can go wrong along the way. Hopefully some of the below steers you through these treacherous waters.

I built an intranet using Drupal 7, the Apache web server running on Windows Server 2012. There are many layers and each of them needs work.

First, some terminology: Read more

drupal with active directory (ldap)

Getting drupal authenticating logins against active directory can be intimidating, at first. I certainly felt that way.

A few hints

  • You will need PHP installed with the ldap extension. Use phpinfo(); to check if it's there. Without that you can't even begin.

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