Guide Concept

LDAP allows for a layer of security within your company or organization to be utilized for authentication or user management.

These concepts and steps will allow you to focus on development of your application while still allowing the ability to utilize the power of ThingWorx!

We will teach you how to enable LDAP authentication in ThingWorx and configuring ThingWorx to connect to a LDAP server.

Guide Info

Level Intermediate
Est. Time 60 Minutes
Published March 21, 2019
Author Jason Johnson

You'll learn how to

    • How to enable LDAP Authentication on ThingWorx
    • Configuring ThingWorx to connect to an LDAP server
    • Importing users from LDAP
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Things used in this guide

Environment:

This guide may be completed within any environment where you have access to the ThingWorx Foundation server.

This includes both the 30-day hosted evaluation server, as well as the downloadable trial.

Before you start, ensure you have the following software installed.

Completed Example:
You are provided a complete example that can be utilized as a reference for completion as you go through the guide or for insight into how the following steps can be completed.

Software components:
Previous knowledge:

ENABLING LDAP AUTHENTICATION IN THINGWORX

Outline
  • Step 1: Completed Example
  • Step 2: Understanding Directory Services
  • Step 3: Configure ThingWorx and ApacheDS
  • Step 4: Import Users Into ThingWorx
  • Step 5: Next Steps

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Remote Monitoring of Medical Devices in the Field

Challenges For medical device manufacturers, unplanned equipment downtime negatively impacts patient outcomes. That's why medical device manufacturers are adopting a remote service approach.

Solution A Medical device manufacturer used ThingWorx to easily connect to medical devices in the field for remote monitoring of status and performance. The ThingWorx Edge Microserver provides secure, bi-directional connection to send data that is displayed on the web application created using ThingWorx Mashup Builder. Different machine types are modeled using purpose built features of ThingWorx Composer that anticipate this exact use case. ThingWorx seamlessly integrates with other enterprise systems to create a comprehensive, enterprise-wide solution and provides flexibility to meet the necessary security and auditing requirements.

Results Service employees detect, diagnose, and resolve problems faster, minimizing or even preventing equipment downtime. They can also more effectively collaborate with field service technicians to provide contextual guidance, improving first-time fix rates.

Data collected from connected devices is easily integrated into other existing business processes—such as parts planning and allocation or compliance reporting—which further enhances outcomes and reduces costs. Many manufacturers are also leveraging data to develop and deliver differentiated, value-add services, like automatic consumables replenishment and usage-based billing.

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