[Setup] Re: LDAP issues (linux)

Alexander Limi limi at plone.org
Fri Jul 27 23:26:05 UTC 2007

I'm totally oblivious as to how LDAP works, but I'd give Wichert's  
"PloneLDAP" package a go. He has collected everything that's needed in a  
single package (well, everything needed on the Plone side — you still need  
to have python-ldap etc installed) — and there's a control panel. It  
should work with Plone 2.5 as well (although created for Plone 3.0).


— Alexander

On Thu, 26 Jul 2007 22:11:21 -0700, Chris Quenelle  
<chris.quenelle at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm trying to get basic LDAP auth working.  I can get the basic auth part
> working.  But I have
> two problems which are very annoying.
> 1. After adding any sort of LDAP auth (I tried two styles) the
> /plone/acl_users/plugins
> object becomes nonfunctional (only Undo/Ownership/Interfaces tabs are
> there anymore).
> That means I can't control the search order of auth modules anymore, and  
> I can't
> deactive the plugin or select different kinds of LDAP integration
> (groups, enumeration etc).
> 2. After adding LDAP auth, the zope/admin user is no longer recognized
> by plone as
> an 'admin' user.  So I have to define a 'ploneadmin' user, and assign
> it manager privs
> before adding the LDAP module.
> Has anyone seen these issues before?  Here are my versions:
> zope 2.96 (using ubuntu/debian package on linux)
> plone 2.53 (tried package, and then tried download tarball)
> LDAPMultiPlugin 1.5
> LDAPUserFolder 2.8
> GroupUserFolder 3.53.3
> One more detail:  I have tried using LDAPMultiPlugin, and then I tried  
> adapting
> the GMail Auth module to use LDAP.  I got a working Product which  
> authenticates
> against LDAP the way I want, but it ALSO causes the missing 'plugins'
> functionality.
> This happens even when LDAPMultiPlugin has been deleted.
> --chris

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