Developers Getting Started With i2b2
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Currently there are three methods of authentication supported by the i2b2.

1. Standard i2b2 Authentication

  • In this method the i2b2 users are setup in the i2b2 Admin and are stored in the PM Cell.
  • The users are authenticated using the PM services.
  • Users log into the i2b2 using their i2b2 user id and password.
  • Other than setting up your users and projects, this method does not require any additional configuration.

2. Active Directory (AD) Services

  • In this method i2b2 users are authenticated using a domain controller in a Windows type of network.
  • Users log into the i2b2 using their Windows network id and password.
  • Additional parameters are required in order to use this authentication method. See the section titled Active Directory Authentication for steps on setting up this method.

3. Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

  • In this method i2b2 users are authenticated over an Internet Protocol (IP) network.
  • Users log into the i2b2 using the same id and password they currently use to log into other applications in your network.
  • Additional parameters are required in order to use this authentication method. See the section titled LDAP Authentication for steps on setting up this method.



Depending on which authentication method you want to use you can proceed to one of the following sections:

  • Active Directory Authentication
  • LDAP Authentication