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Enable LDAP functionality
20 June 2013, 4:21 AM
I'm trying to configure and test out various ldap methods to see what works, best but I seem to be stuck on even getting the default working.
I'm on mahara 1.7.1 installed via the Ubuntu 12.04 packages. I've installed php5-ldap and appears to be setup properly via phpinfo()
|RCS Version||$Id: ldap.c 321634 2012-01-01 13:15:04Z felipe $|
In the Mahara Plugin configuraitons I see the options for LDAP but no configuraiton. Ironically I do have SAML configuration abilities.
I've read this blog post:
I'd like to also look at some of the extra plugins:
But before i get to those was hoping to test out the basics.
Is there some dependancy that I may be missing? Or other tricks to enabling/configuraing LDAP in a default 1.7.1 install?
20 June 2013, 11:57 AM
When you mention "Mahara Plugin configurations", do you mean the admin/extensions/plugins.php page? Because that's actually not where you configure LDAP authentication from.
LDAP authentication is configured by setting up an "authentication instance" for one of your site's institutions. See:
- How to create an Institution: http://manual.mahara.org/en/1.7/administration/institutions.html#add-an-institution
- How to set up the authentication for an Institution: http://manual.mahara.org/en/1.7/administration/institutions.html#edit-an-institution
If you're not doing a multi-tenanted installation (and really, most people aren't), then you might just want to add the LDAP instance to the "No Institution" institution.
25 June 2013, 1:21 AM
Thanks Aaron. That was exactly the problem I was looking for. Since I saw SAMAL configuration options, I assumed that there woudl also be LDAP configuration options there if enabled properly. Once going into the institution page, I found the LDAP settings.