Directory Auth Plugin
The Directory Auth Plugin is a password store for the AccountManagerPlugin that provides authentication and groups from Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) enabled service including OpenLdap, ActiveDirectory and OpenDirectory.
Users are authenticated by performing an ldap_bind against a directory using their credentials. The plugin will also pull the email address and displayName from Directory and populate the session_attribute table.
- Can use a service account to do lookups, or anonymous binding.
- Can use SSL if openssl is configured correctly.
- Configurable: many options to deal with the differences between directories and schema.
- Uses both memory and db based caching to improve performance.
- Supports large directories:
- Searches Groups more efficiently using Member.
- Traverses up the tree to find subgroups.
- Can expand directory groups into the Trac namespace.
If you have any issues, create a new ticket.
Download the zipped source from here.
- You must install AccountManagerPlugin to use this plugin.
- Python-LDAP is also required.
- For SSL, you will have to install and configure OpenSSL to work with valid certificates. You can test using ldapsearch -Z.
General instructions on installing Trac plugins can be found on the TracPlugins page.
Starting from v0.3, a database upgrade will be required as part of the installation.
- Install the plugin and its prerequisites.
- Update the database:
trac-admin /var/trac/instance upgrade
- Restart the tracd service or your webserver.
- When using SSL, the server won't authenticate. Make sure you can use ldapsearch -Z with the same parameters from the same host, and resolve the issues there. A handy way to do that is to use:
joe@admin > ldapsearch -d8 -Z -x -b dc=base,dc=net -D email@example.com -W -H ldaps://ldap.base.net -s one 'objectclass=person'The -d8 should show you TLS errors.
- If you see Trac throwing an exception similar to "OPERATIONS_ERROR: In order to perform this operation a successful bind must be completed on the connection" when you know the bind user/pass is correct, then try connecting to Active Directory on port 3268. This may happen when Active Directory is running across multiple machines.
- 15257 by rjollos on 2016-02-10 15:41:05
2.0.1dev: Revise 
Account for poor behavior of to_utf8 in Trac < 1.0.2
- 15167 by rjollos on 2016-01-26 04:50:10
2.0.1dev: Encode LDAP parameters to utf-8
- 14887 by bebbo on 2015-08-20 07:24:09
replaced old name base_dn with new name dir_basedn