By: Mohanish Sontakke user 20 Mar 2020 at 9:11 a.m. CDT

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Hello, I have installed the Gluu with version 4.1 and installed a miniOrange OAuth plugin to configure it with the wordpress site. Everything is working fine. However, I would like to know that how to configure REST API in the Gluu dashboard? Those APIs will pull out the users from another AMS and and I can use those user details to login to the WordPress site. Please suggest how I can achieve this. Thanking you.

By Mohanish Sontakke user 23 Mar 2020 at 4:05 a.m. CDT

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Any updates on this?

By Sahil Arora staff 24 Mar 2020 at 9:44 a.m. CDT

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Hi Mohanish, There are no direct APIs available in Gluu. You can either use SCIM calls to add users to Gluu database, or use [Cache Refresh](https://gluu.org/docs/ce/4.1/admin-guide/oxtrust-ui/#cache-refresh) feature to pull users from external LDAP.Let me know if you have any additional questions. Thanks Sahil

By Mohanish Sontakke user 24 Mar 2020 at 10:18 a.m. CDT

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Hello Sahil, Thanks for the response. Can we connect over a quick call to discuss in detail? Please let me know your availability.

By Sahil Arora staff 24 Mar 2020 at 11:21 a.m. CDT

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Hi Mohansh, Apologies but call and private support is available only for Gluu customers. You can review our [options](https://www.gluu.org/pricing/) and get in touch with our sales team. Thanks Sahil

By Mohanish Sontakke user 25 Mar 2020 at 3:04 a.m. CDT

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Ok Sahil no issue. You mean we need to save all the users from external server(LDAP) to the Gluu server database and use a wordpress plugin to perform SSO? What I am thinking is that if we can send an username and password to the Gluu, then Gluu make a call to the REST API to get the user's details(without saving in Gluu) from external server to get the response and we can use that response for further processing. Please suggest. I have a REST API(along with the header parameters) to get all of the users from AMS. Please suggests where should I set in the Gluu dashboard?

By Mohanish Sontakke user 26 Mar 2020 at 3:30 a.m. CDT

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Hello Sahil, Any update on the above comments? Thanks

By Sahil Arora staff 26 Mar 2020 at 10:02 a.m. CDT

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HI Mohanish, That is not possible. For Gluu to Authenticate Users, they have to be available in its internal database. Which can either be done with `SCIM` or `Cache Refresh` feature.

By Mohanish Sontakke user 27 Mar 2020 at 2:53 a.m. CDT

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Ok Sahil, but to make them available in Gluu, we need to save their passwords also along with the username and email. I see, most of the REST APIs does not provide user's password but username/email. Please suggests. Thanks

By Sahil Arora staff 27 Mar 2020 at 9:28 a.m. CDT

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Gluu only allows you to use external AD/LDAP to authenticate users externally. In that case the passoword is not required to be saved in internal database. But you will need to use Cache Refresh feature to pull other attributes from external LDAP. You can refer complete [documentation](https://gluu.org/docs/ce/4.1/user-management/ldap-sync/) to enable Cache Refresh and setup external authentication.

By Mohanish Sontakke user 27 Mar 2020 at 11:04 a.m. CDT

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ok, can we use Impexium(its a AMS) with the Gluu server? Impexium provides REST APIs to pull out the users.

By Yuriy Movchan staff 27 Mar 2020 at 2:37 p.m. CDT

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Hi Mohanish, We discussed some time ago special Cache Refresh script to load users from remote data source. But there are few alternatives of this approach: 1. Insert into Gluu DB all user via SCIM Rest API. 2. Implement Auto Enrollment in Authentication Script. In second approach on user login you can do: 1. Authenticate user via Impexium Rest API. 2. Add user into DB if in not exists yet. We can add minimum attributes set. Here are small pattern: ``` externalUid = "Impexium-%s" % impexiumUid userService = CdiUtil.bean(UserService) userByUid = userService.getUserByAttribute("oxExternalUid", externalUid) ... if userByUid == None: // Add user to DB newUser = User() #Fill user attrs newUser.setAttribute("oxExternalUid", externalUid) self.fillUser(newUser, profile) newUser = userService.addUser(newUser, True) else: // Update user in DB if needed ``` Here is [sample](https://github.com/GluuFederation/oxAuth/blob/master/Server/integrations/passport/PassportExternalAuthenticator.py#L483).