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LDAP RBAC: Authentication you own this product

This project is part of the liveProject series Role-Based Access Control for APIs Using LDAP
basics of Java, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
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learning the basics of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) • implementing basic HTTP authentication with username and password as per LDAP protocol
Sashank Dara
1 week · 8-10 hours per week · BEGINNER
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In this liveProject, you’ll add basic HTTP authentication to an API for granting Personal Time Off requests using the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). This application contains sensitive personal information and so its security is essential. You’ll establish authentication that ensures only registered users can access the API and provides login requirements to authenticate users before they get access.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Sashank Dara
Sashank Dara, PhD, is a seasoned cybersecurity technologist and expert. He has over 17 years of extensive experience in cybersecurity R&D. He got his PhD in cybersecurity from IIIT-Bangalore in the area of applied cryptography and threat intelligence. He is co-inventor of five U.S. patents (and 3 IETF drafts) in the areas of cloud, SDN, and NFV security. He is a trusted information security consultant and adviser for top companies in EdTech, IT/ITes, academia, and real estate. Dara has published more than a dozen research papers at IEEE, LNCS conferences in the areas of cloud security, privacy, cryptography, and threat intelligence. He is a prolific speaker at security conferences and invited talks. He was a consultant advisor with Manipal Global Education Services for its cybersecurity programs. He was security technology and strategy advisor for security startups including Appknox, Haltdos, and Dara is currently the CTO and co-founder of Seconize, an award-winning cybersecurity startup pioneering a cyber risk and compliance management SaaS product suite.


This liveProject is for Java developers who have read the basics of the LDAP. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with the following:

  • Basics of Java
  • Basics of JavaScript
  • Basics of HTML and CSS
  • Basics of Spring
  • Basics of JDBC
  • Basic debugging
  • Code reviews
  • Code refactoring
  • Unit testing
  • Security testing

you will learn

In this liveProject you will implement high-level requirements for authentication in line with established standards and best practices.

  • Understanding an API specified in Open API Specification 3.0 using Swagger
  • Setting up the environment to implement the API specification provided using Java Spring
  • Learning the basics of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
  • Implementing basic HTTP authentication with username and password and underlying validating with LDAP server
  • Testing the functionality of the reference API implementation using Postman


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