Hi Chris Nelson,
There is some documentation about authorization and authentication in the Developer Manual
. However, we currently don't have any examples on windows authentication or using the LDAP. Here is some basic Sitefinity - specific information about using windows authentication:
The authorization in Sitefinity is role-based. You have two options for role-membership providers out of the box: the default sql based or the included Active Directory providers. You will find instructions on the latter in the developer manual.
If you choose the default providers, you should have in mind that you have to add the windows users in Sitefinity by yourself in order to manage them. When you access the CMS part of Sitefinity with a logged in user, you’ll probably get a 403 exception as this user is not an administrator (does not have the right permissions). As a workaround you can first grant the needed permissions to “everyone” (you’ll need some global permissions as “Manage users”, “CMS Access”, etc.). Then change the authentication mode to windows, then login and assign users to roles.
You wouldn't use Sitefinity with the WindowsTokenRoleProvider as it does not provide the needed functionality for managing users. Instead you can use the Telerik Active Directory Role provider, which fits with the Telerik Active Directory Membership provider. For more information, please see the Developer manual.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us again.
the Telerik team