[Catalyst] Catalyst::Authentication::Credential::LDAP

Bruce J Keeler bruce at drangle.com
Wed Jun 25 19:27:13 BST 2008

Johannes Plunien wrote:
> Hi,
> there's already C::A::Store::LDAP to authenticate users against LDAP 
> servers. This module fetches a user from LDAP and checks his password 
> (if you told C::A::Credential::Password password_type => self_check). 
> In most of my apps i don't want to fetch the user from LDAP whereas i 
> just want to check his password against LDAP. The user, his roles and 
> preferences are stored in a database. So i use 
> C::A::Store::DBIx::Class to retrieve a user from the store and a 
> custom C::A::Credential::LDAP to verify his password.
> Maybe this setup is used by someone else too and above all 
> C::A::Credential::LDAP is useful?
> If that's the case i'll put it on CPAN - what do you think?
Sounds useful.

Also, somewhat apropos, I have a 
C::A::{Store,Credential}::ActiveDirectory  that I based on the LDAP 
stuff.  The LDAP modules didn't work for me because they want to bind 
anonymously and retrieve the crypted password, whereas AD just wants to 
authenticate with a bind.  My stuff also gets role information from AD 
groups.  I've been meaning to get it out on CPAN one of these days, but 
it hasn't been a priority; I suppose I can work on it if anyone else 
needs it though.


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