[wp-edu] LDAP account synchronization/Permissions for users that don't yet exist

Carl Strolle ces4 at williams.edu
Thu Apr 28 17:00:59 UTC 2016

Hi Ian,

Here at Williams we use the LDAP authentication plugin found here:


It allows us to create users prior to login and even allows bulk user
creation. It was added to our site before I arrived here, so I don't know
whether we needed to customize it at all. Also, looks like public version
hasn't been updated in a few years.

Carl Strolle
Director of Web Strategy
Williams College
ces4 at williams.edu

On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 12:12 PM, Altgilbers, Ian M <
Ian.Altgilbers at tufts.edu> wrote:

> Hello all,
> We currently use LDAP for authentication to our WordPress multi-site
> installation, and user accounts are created when the user first logs in.
> However, we often need to be able to add users to a site before they’ve
> logged in.  We have been doing this via a separate custom portal that
> creates the user accounts “as needed”, but we’re trying to retire that tool
> and break that dependency.
> Does anyone do any sort of account synchronization with a directory (LDAP
> or AD)?   If not, how do/would you handle granting users access before
> they’ve logged in?
> Thanks,
> Ian Altgilbers
> Senior Systems Administrator
> Educational Technology Services
> Tufts Technology Services
> Tufts University
> Phone: 617.627.0388
> http://it.tufts.edu/ests
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