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Authen::Simple::LDAP - Simple LDAP authentication

Authen::Simple::LDAP(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Authen::Simple::LDAP(3pm)

NAME

Authen::Simple::LDAP - Simple LDAP authentication

SYNOPSIS

    use Authen::Simple::LDAP;
    
    my $ldap = Authen::Simple::LDAP->new( 
        host    => 'ldap.company.com',
        basedn  => 'ou=People,dc=company,dc=net'
    );
    
    if ( $ldap->authenticate( $username, $password ) ) {
        # successfull authentication
    }
    
    # or as a mod_perl Authen handler
    
    PerlModule Authen::Simple::Apache
    PerlModule Authen::Simple::LDAP
    PerlSetVar AuthenSimpleLDAP_host   "ldap.company.com"
    PerlSetVar AuthenSimpleLDAP_basedn "ou=People,dc=company,dc=net"
    <Location /protected>
      PerlAuthenHandler Authen::Simple::LDAP
      AuthType          Basic
      AuthName          "Protected Area"
      Require           valid-user
    </Location>

DESCRIPTION

Authenticate against a LDAP service.

METHODS

new
 
This method takes a hash of parameters. The following options are valid:
host
 
Connection host, can be a hostname, IP number or a URI. Defaults to "localhost".
 
    host => ldap.company.com
    host => 10.0.0.1
    host => ldap://ldap.company.com:389
    host => ldaps://ldap.company.com
    
port
 
Connection port, default to 389. May be overridden by host if host is a URI.
 
    port => 389
    
timeout
 
Connection timeout, defaults to 60.
 
    timeout => 60
    
version
 
The LDAP version to use, defaults to 3.
 
    version => 3
    
binddn
 
The distinguished name to bind to the server with, defaults to bind anonymously.
 
    binddn => 'uid=proxy,cn=users,dc=company,dc=com'
    
bindpw
 
The credentials to bind with.
 
    bindpw => 'secret'
    
basedn
 
The distinguished name of the search base.
 
    basedn => 'cn=users,dc=company,dc=com'
    
filter
 
LDAP filter to use in search, defaults to "(uid=%s)".
 
    filter => '(uid=%s)'
    
scope
 
The search scope, can be "base", "one" or "sub", defaults to "sub".
 
    filter => 'sub'
    
log
 
Any object that supports "debug", "info", "error" and "warn".
 
    log => Log::Log4perl->get_logger('Authen::Simple::LDAP')
    
authenticate( $username, $password )
 
Returns true on success and false on failure.

EXAMPLE USAGE

Apple Open Directory

    my $ldap = Authen::Simple::LDAP->new(
        host    => 'od.company.com',
        basedn  => 'cn=users,dc=company,dc=com',
        filter  => '(&(objectClass=inetOrgPerson)(objectClass=posixAccount)(uid=%s))'
    );

Microsoft Active Directory

    my $ldap = Authen::Simple::LDAP->new(
        host    => 'ad.company.com',
        binddn  => 'proxyuser@company.com',
        bindpw  => 'secret',
        basedn  => 'cn=users,dc=company,dc=com',
        filter  => '(&(objectClass=organizationalPerson)(objectClass=user)(sAMAccountName=%s))'
    );
Active Directory by default does not allow anonymous binds. It's recommended that a proxy user is used that has sufficient rights to search the desired tree and attributes.

SEE ALSO

Authen::Simple::ActiveDirectory.
Authen::Simple.
Net::LDAP.

AUTHOR

Christian Hansen "chansen@cpan.org" This program is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
2012-04-23 perl v5.14.2