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18-05-04, 02:17 AM
Sorry about being a pest, but I posted this note on the General Forum and received no replies. Is anyone currently working on an LDAP interface to dotProject? I see where I can import users from LDAP, but I don't see an LDAP authentication capability. Has there been any interest in this? I'm prepared to begin work on this but I don't want to step on anyone's toes and I'd like to do it in a manner that this community would accept my work.
18-05-04, 03:05 AM
I may be wrong, but I believe that someone has already contributed an LDAP authentication patch, but I don't know if that will work with the current builds.
I think LDAP Auth would be great.
There's been a couple of LDAP patches, from memory one wasn't as successful, but I can't for the life of me remember the status of the second.
I'd assume that they are both still on Sourceforge patches or they could have been incorporated in recent releases. Sorry to be so vague but ajdonnison is snowed under on a job at the moment and he's not been able to answer many questions recently.
19-05-04, 08:38 AM
A quick check of the changelog says that no LDAP support has been added lately. Besides the LDAP import that I added a bit ago, that is.
I think that would be a great feature, and I can work with someone on it, but I don't have time to do the whole thing myself.
I've been investigating the best way to go about integrating with LDAP, or more specifically Active Directory.
Here are some of my thoughts:
The challenge is to keep the dP User information in sync with what is in the LDAP Directory. This has so far been to much of a challenge for me.
Instead, I'd like to modify the login function to authenticate against an LDAP directory, or against the local database. This would be preaty easy, but would require that all the users in LDAP be created from scratch in dP...maybe not a big deal.
Another challenge is keeping the password synced in dP. This will be needed either way.
What are some of the other approaches others have considered?
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