LDAP authentication

Limit access to the manual directory by providing LDAP based authentication. Follow the subsequent steps:

  1. Create a test user account tuser on your local LDAP server and provide a SMD5 hashed password of your choice using Apache Directory Studio.

  2. Test LDAP bind access by user using Apache Directory Studio.

  3. Configure Require valid-user in your apache configuration as being shown in Using multiple providers (but using just LDAP authentication rather than enabling file as well).

    Note: LDAP support in Apache requires the activation of a corresponding module.


You may want to set olcLogLevel: stats (or similar) in /etc/ldap/slapd.d/cn\=config.ldif to watch related messages in /var/log/syslog and the Apache related logs in case of a misconfiguration.