An LDAP Authentication extension is now available on our Marketplace!

akeneo-ldap-authentication

A new additional extension has landed into the Akeneo marketplace to allow PIM authentication against a LDAP server.

For several companies, it is common to have centralized user credentials in a unique directory to simplify this credentials management.

The LDAP protocol is a widespread solution, especially with its Active Directory implementation for Windows.

This new extension will allow Akeneo users of the Enterprise Edition to authenticate against this LDAP directory instead of the internal PIM system. It is designed to work with both Windows Active Directory or Open LDAP.

User management modifications

The use of this module will imply some modifications in the users workflow. Here are the new conditions:

  • The user must exists in Akeneo PIM. It can be a user created before the installation of this extension, or users can be created with this extension already installed.
  • The username must exist in the LDAP directory, because the authentication is made with this username.
  • After this extension is installed, the “forgot your password” feature will not be available anymore because the password management is out of the PIM scope and will now be the responsibility of the LDAP system.
  • When an admin creates a new user with this extension enabled, he will not have to provide a password for the user, because this password is not in the PIM scope anymore.

This extension activation is totally transparent for the users and the login screen is the same than a plain vanilla Akeneo. The only difference is the disappearance of the “forgot your password” link.

Rescue user

A special rescue user can be used, usually the “admin” user of Akeneo. This user will not be authenticated against the LDAP but just with its PIM credentials. This way, you can always log in Akeneo even if the LDAP is down or not functional.

Uninstall

Users created prior to this module installation will get their original passwords back if this module is uninstalled.
But all users created while it was active will need a password reset (the “forgot your password” link will re-appear), they will still be useable once they’ll have correct credentials.

If you are using an LDAP in your company, and you have Akeneo Enterprise Edition, don’t wait and have a look at this new extension now to ease your life. Our marketplace team is here to help you and answer your questions!

You can contact us at: marketplace@akeneo.com

Enjoy!

Marketplace: what’s going on after the Akeneo PIM 1.6 release?

Experience feedback on this new version

With the release of the new version of Akeneo PIM, the import/export system has been fully reworked to bring simplification and flexibility. This has not been done without an impact on the extensions, and we migrated 7 of them at the release time of the 1.6 version:

Focus on the two extensions that has been the most impacted by this new version.

ByeBye ExcelConnector, Say hello to ExcelInitBundle

One of the new feature of the release 1.6 is that XSLX file imports/exports are now natively integrated. So we had to keep only the possibility to install from the “init.xlsx” file in this extension.

We also decided to use the same library than the PIM (https://github.com/box/spout) to handle Excel files.

The functional scope has been strongly changed as well as the technical stack, that was necessary to rename this extension accordingly with its features. For this reason, the ExcelInitBundle was born. You will find sources here: https://github.com/akeneo/ExcelInitBundle and, of course, it is under OSL-3 license as its predecessor.

However, we will continue to maintain the ExcelConnectorBundle for older Akeneo PIM releases.

EnhancedConnector

This extension added a lot of possibilities to export products like exporting only a part of the products from Akeneo PIM (uncompleted products, updated products since the last export, etc.).

The export builder feature in Akeneo PIM 1.6 brings the same functionalities and pretty much more like the possibility to filter on all products properties, to export only a single locale or only some properties.

However, this extension has been migrated to allow PimGento users to always benefit from the attributes and families export to Magento. However, it won’t be migrated to the 1.7 release as we would migrate these specific exports to natives Akeneo PIM ones.

If you want to migrate your marketplace extensions, suggest us new ones, or if you have questions, feel free to contact us at marketplace@akeneo.com.

Textmaster Extension – the new way to translate your data into Akeneo PIM

The Akeneo team is very happy to announce the release of the first extension between Textmaster and Akeneo.

TextMaster offers a professional online translation service that enables businesses to easily expand their international reach. Supported by a network of verified expert translators in over 50 languages, TextMaster allows you to translate easily and rapidly all kind of content.

With this new extension, select in Akeneo your content to be translated and send it directly to the platform for a quick and efficient translation!

Discover this new Textmaster Extension in details by watching the video below:

You loved it? You want to download it? Find this extension on our Marketplace!

You have questions? Contact the Textmaster team at contact@textmaster.com