LDAP Authentication


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  • ExpressionEngine 1.x
  • ExpressionEngine 2


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An ExpressionEngine Extension that allows the authentication of users via LDAP. LDAP details are copied to the EE database before standard MySQL authentication is performed. If user is not found on LDAP, MySQL authentication will still be performed (useful for EE users not in LDAP)

Users can now allow ExpressionEngine access using their LDAP server.

This extension checks your LDAP server for users before creating an EE account for them using these details. Each time the user logs on, their credentials are checked against the LDAP server and then synced to the EE database.
Users with only an EE account (eg. a webmaster) whose details you don’t have as LDAP can still log in. Additionally, in the event that your LDAP server fails, users who have previously logged on can still log in.

This LDAP extension is based on NCE LDAP, however provides further enhancements, including both EE1 and EE2 versions, correct character encoding, better code structure and more constructive extensions settings.

This extension requires the PHP iconv module to convert between character encodings.

For more information and support, please use the issues page or contact us at info@designbyfront.com

LDAP Authentication Links

Hooks Used

If the add-on is an extension, and ties into ExpressionEngine's core files, it will use ExpressionEngine hooks. We are listing any hooks the add-on uses for developers to have an easier time locating other add-ons that they can reference for their own work.

  1. login_authenticate_start
  2. member_member_login_start

This entry was created September 7, 2010, 4:26 pm.
This entry was last updated September 8, 2010, 1:31 am.

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