Setting up Single Sign on / LDAP
Setting up single sign on to Open Dental means users will be automatically logged-in to Open Dental using an associated Windows domain user. Each time the user is logged-in automatically, there will be a log in the audit trail. Single sign on is useful for large enterprise offices.
- Your network must be on an Active Directory domain controller.
- Each workstation must be connected to the same network as the domain controller.
- A direct connection is required. Single sign on does not work with Middle Tier.
- If the Admin user has a blank password in Open Dental, the associated domain user login will be ignored and the Admin will be logged in.
- In the Setup menu, click Security.
- Check Domain Login Enabled.
- Enter the LDAP URI as the Domain Path (e.g. LDAP://DC=[DomainName],DC=[TopLevelDomain] or LDAP://[DomainName]).
- Double click on each user. See Security User Profiles.
- Click [...] next to Domain User and select the domain user.
- Click OK to save.
Hint: To force a new Open Dental user to change their password the first time they log in, check 'Require Password Reset'.
Logging in remotely (e.g. from a laptop): When a user is logging on remotely, they will need to set up a VPN connection to the same network as the domain controller.
Single sign on works in a Terminal Server environment.
- Remote App: Single sign on will login as normal. The user logged into the workstation will be used to log in for single sign on.
- Remote Desktop Protocol: Single sign on will log in using the user logged into Remote Desktop Protocol.