Version 4.1 by Thomas Mortagne on 2008/08/01 14:49
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Use cases of configuration to authenticate users with LDAP

Here you can find some detailed uses cases of LDAP authentication configuration.

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My users are not located in the same organization unit

So you can use the xwiki.authentication.ldap.bind_DN=cn={0},department=USER,department=INFORMATIK,department=1230,o=MP pattern.

To handle that LDAP authentication automatically search for user DN trying to match the provided login with xwiki.authentication.ldap.UID_attr attribute value. So simply set an existing administration (or any other LDAP user with the right to search in the whole LDAP server) user DN at xwiki.authentication.ldap.bind_DN and its password at xwiki.authentication.ldap.bind_pass. LDAP authentication will user it to connect to LDAP server, search for provided user and bind found DN with provided password to validate it.

For example if you have an an admin user with DN "cn=Administrator,dc=mydomain,dc=org" and password "pass" set:


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