May 26, 2018

Authentication from an LDAP Directory for Catalyst

This plugin implements the CatalystAuthentication v.10 API.

This plugin uses NetLDAP to let your application authenticate against an LDAP directory. It has a pretty high degree of flexibility, given the wide variation of LDAP directories and schemas from one system to another.

It authenticates users in two steps

1 A search of the directory is performed, looking for a user object that matches the username you pass. This is done with the bind credentials supplied in the “binddn” and “bindpw” configuration options.

2 If that object is found, we then re-bind to the directory as that object. Assuming this is successful, the user is Authenticated.

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