Mumbai: Spectrum Software (www.spectrumsoftware.net), a systems designer and developer of software productivity tools, has announced the support for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) to SpectrumSCM, its enterprise source configuration management solution. Over the last year, the SpectrumSCM product has had a great amount of interest shown worldwide and is being seen as a very attractive alternative to many of the existing market leading competitors.
SpectrumSCM is the first truly platform independent, full-featured (version control, issue tracking, process management / control, workflow, release management, parallel development) source configuration management system in the market place that provides full CM functionality with one fully integrated SCM system. SpectrumSCM is a flexible process-based system that can be used to manage the entire project lifecycle associated with the creation and release of any ''e-Asset''.
Says William Brown, chief architect at Spectrum Software: "LDAP allows for centralised control over enterprise level information like user names, passwords and access privileges. By being LDAP enabled, SpectrumSCM now behaves in a way that is crucial to large organisations. One of the biggest advantages of using LDAP in a large organisation is the centralised administration of the configuration items mentioned above.
"This is important from a security standpoint as the actual LDAP server can be secured behind firewalls and or physically placed behind locked doors in highly secured areas. When using LDAP, enterprise applications don''t have to store sensitive user information locally in the applications own database. The information is accessed when needed across the network, thus access to a particular application can be controlled from a central location instead of having to administrate the application directly."