Date of Award

Spring 5-1-2006

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)

First Advisor

Mark Moran

Second Advisor

Stephen Krebsbach

Third Advisor

Michael Moriarty


Independent School District #299 needed a web-based application to manage user accounts and groups of the heterogeneous computer system. PHPLDAP was developed internally using PHP programming language since a satisfactory solution was not currently available. The computer system design was critical to the achievement of single sign-on through a centralized Sun Java System Directory Server. The project takes a close look at integration of the schools computer system specifically the development of: Sun Java System (LDAP) Directory server setup, Samba file server setup, pGina Microsoft Windows client authentication setup, Apple Computer client authentication setup, and Smart Filter web filtering setup. PHPLDAP has been very successful at reducing support time, license fees, and management requirements of Caledonia Area Public School's computer system.