Protocol Mixing

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You’ve been there before. The business school just picked up this fancy new assessment product that promises to “easily integrate with everything” (or at least that’s what the sales representative said).

The problem is you soon find out it integrates with, well, nothing. It turns out the solution they purchased (without your knowing by the way) only supports the CAS protocol. Your campus uses LDAP. It’s like a square peg in a round hole.

With pressure mounting from the business school now you are faced with three unattractive options.

  1. You can spend a lot of time and money building your own custom integration,
  2. You can spend a lot of time and money spinning up and maintaining a CAS server, or
  3. You can spend the same amount of time and money asking your vendor to customize their solution for you.

Apidapter avoids all that. In minutes you can build an adapter which “converts” an LDAP lookup into a CAS response. That means more time and money left for valuable solutions and not for the integrations that drive them.

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