There are two ways to perform user authentication in SameGoal.
By default, users authenticate with SameGoal using an email address and password.
LDAP (Active Directory, eDirectory, etc) is an alternative means of authentication that uses a central server already installed at your district. When SameGoal is configured for LDAP authentication and a user logs in, the username and password are sent directly to your district server. The server then sends back only a Yes/No answer as to whether authentication succeeded. SameGoal does not store a password when a user authenticates using LDAP.
District IT staff typically lead initial LDAP setup. Once SameGoal confirms its servers can perform authentication against your LDAP server, your district's LDAP settings are updated.
To modify your LDAP settings: