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icon4.gif  LDAP Support [message #29529] Thu, 29 December 2005 12:50 Go to next message
Anonymous   United Kingdom
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Hi there!

First of all, I would like to complement Ilia on producing an excellent forum software package. Its the best one I've found to date!

I was just wondering if there is or will be any support for LDAP directories?

My LDAP directory consists of a number of items, including:-

  • LDAP DN
  • User ID
  • Name (Given name & Surname, one field)
  • Given name (First name plus any middle name(s))
  • Surname
  • Directorate/Department
  • Job Title
  • Telephone
  • Mobile
  • Fax
  • Email address
  • Alternative email addresses


The above is shared with other services, including web email and calendar, where you only need enter your user ID and password.

What I was thinking of is having an option during installation or in the CP, where you can set the forum to get the user details from the MySQL database or an LDAP directory.

  • Login with User ID and password
  • Message author as "Name" or "Given name" (probably best as former)
  • Email address queried from directory
  • No member list as all data stored in directory. Alternatively, have a directory browser for members?
  • Logout destroys session data (stored in cookie?)


Having LDAP support would be a very useful and important feature, as it would allow the extension of the network. It would also mean that there was no repetition of data (the data would live and not out of date), saving time and of course money.

Just a thought.
Re: LDAP Support [message #29530 is a reply to message #29529] Thu, 29 December 2005 12:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous   United Kingdom
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Sorry, I forgot to mention that I don't have any sort of budget available for buying forum software. That's why I'm looking at the free (and quaility) packages available, hence yours.
Re: LDAP Support [message #29531 is a reply to message #29530] Thu, 29 December 2005 14:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ilia is currently offline  Ilia   Canada
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You can use FUDAPI to integrate the forum with LDAP.

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Re: LDAP Support [message #29557 is a reply to message #29531] Fri, 30 December 2005 12:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous   United Kingdom
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Hi Ilia,

Thank you for your reply.

Is FUDAPI an extra component that I would need to download, or is it already included within the FUDForum package? Also, is it easy to integrate FUDForum with LDAP?

Many thanks in advance.
Re: LDAP Support [message #29561 is a reply to message #29557] Fri, 30 December 2005 15:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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FUDAPI is part of the stand distribution, you can find it inside the scripts/ directory of your forum.

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Re: LDAP Support [message #29784 is a reply to message #29561] Sun, 15 January 2006 15:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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So it is definitely possible to do LDAP authentication using FUDAPI ?

I'm just browsing the script now, and I have to admit that I'm a bit confused as to how I would use FUDAPI to do this... can I override the login process this way?
Re: LDAP Support [message #29787 is a reply to message #29784] Mon, 16 January 2006 09:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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FUDAPI provides means of logging a user into the forum. So if you wanted to base your auth on LDAP you'd authenticate the user via this mechanism and then log them in using FUDAPI.

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Re: LDAP Support [message #159030 is a reply to message #29787] Sat, 25 April 2009 11:31 Go to previous message
naudefj is currently offline  naudefj   South Africa
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Hi,

An LDAP plugin was committed to CVS. To use it, install from CVS or wait for the final FUDforum 2.8.1 release.

Best regards.

Frank
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