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vBulletin Ldap Authentication Plugin
Mod Version: 1.00, by malcolmx (Member) malcolmx is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.10 Rating: (9 votes - 4.67 average) Installs: 41
Released: 31 May 2007 Last Update: Never Downloads: 474
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I am using vbulletin for a long time now and before there was the plugin system introduces i hacked every single version of vb to enable ldap authentication. with the introduction of the plugin system i have written a little plugin that works in every version since VBulletin 3.5. This Plugin is the buyable VBulletin Ligh Authentication from http://www.sartori.at. now its FREE.

Since its working and i will not enhance this small plugin anymore, i will make it public. If there are any enhancements, i can put it into my versioning system and update this plugin.

In contrast to the ldap authentication from zemic my board can authenticate against every - already deployed - ldap directory without changeing the encryption type.

If the ldap user is not added in the VBulletin database, the user is automatically added the first time he authenticates against the ldap. if the user already exists then nothing is changed, except the authentication against the directory.

in the admin or moderator panel no user is authenticated against the directory.

Requirements
  • php with ldap support

Installation Notes:
  1. copy ldapAuth directory to your vb forum installation directory
  2. change the path to controller.php directory in ldap-plugin.xml
  3. copy the hooks_ldap.xml to FORUM_ROOT/inclucdes/xml directory
  4. in login.php search for:

    Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
    Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

    insert below:

    Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
    Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

  5. activate plugin system (if not done already) in admincp
  6. in admin cp import the product at "Download / Upload" Plugins
  7. in global.php search for:

    Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
    Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

    and change:

    Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
    Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

    to:

    Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
    Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

  8. configure the ldap settings in: ldapconfig.inc.php
  9. test the product


Additional Notes:
If you are running a Microsoft Active Directory as Ldap server you have to change some settings to allow anonymous queries. This is described at
Novell and Microsoft


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  #2  
Old 31 May 2007, 15:40
malcolmx malcolmx is offline
 
Join Date: May 2003
if anyone interested in working and extending this plugin take a look at http://overlord.fh-salzburg.ac.at/vblight/. I have installed a Wiki with SCM there. write me a message, and lets extend this baby.
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Old 31 May 2007, 16:26
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How would you describe what this does so normal people can understand?
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Old 31 May 2007, 16:32
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Originally Posted by Luky View Post
How would you describe what this does so normal people can understand?
Interesting how there is 2 LDAP authentification mods released so close to each other. Not sure how the 2 compare but there is a complete explaination of what LDAP is and how it works here> http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=145188

More or less if you don't need it/use it already for other network related work there is no need for you to install it.
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Old 31 May 2007, 16:41
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Originally Posted by Luky View Post
How would you describe what this does so normal people can understand?
with my mod you can authenticate against a LDAP directory and not against the vbulletin user database.
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Old 31 May 2007, 16:43
malcolmx malcolmx is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Hostboard View Post
Interesting how there is 2 LDAP authentification mods released so close to each other. Not sure how the 2 compare but there is a complete explaination of what LDAP is and how it works here> http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=145188

More or less if you don't need it/use it already for other network related work there is no need for you to install it.
i didnt want to release it some time ago. but since i do not have that much time anymore and alot of please want that stuff i release it now. when i have seen the lrease of zemicīs ldap authentication i thought "great" no need for mine anymore. but his plugin cannot authenticate against any ldap, so here is mine.
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Old 31 May 2007, 18:03
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Though this is not something I can use at the moment it would be great if the 2 of you could come to terms and merge both into 1 product. The problem with VB.org is there tends to be 2, 3 or more sometimes of the same modification.
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Old 01 Jun 2007, 03:20
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nice hack, but I'm not much of a file editor.. I like to just leave file edits out, especially when upgrades come out for vB. Nice hack though
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Old 19 Jun 2007, 18:55
malcolmx malcolmx is offline
 
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i changed the name of the mod to: "vBulletin Ldap Authentication Plugin"

-malc
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 18:35
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I still have no idea what this mod does
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 20:21
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LDAP Authentication is basically used for people to have a server (Microsoft or Novell) many schools, colleges, university's, company's, LDAP stores the user's account details i.e. username, full name, password, address, folders etc

Basically LDAP Authentication Plugins will allow you to use your users details on your Microsoft or Novell Server for user authentication insted of your MySQL (etc) database. Would manly ideal for schools, colleges, unis, or companys who want to run a forum, but use the user's computer logon details to logon to the forum
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Old 24 Jul 2007, 00:18
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Does a user still need to register? Or do they automatically get ability to login from existing LDAP credentials?
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Old 24 Jul 2007, 09:56
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a user can authenticate with the existing ldap user data. no need for registering with vbulletin.

-fhs
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Old 10 Aug 2007, 11:25
kthompso kthompso is offline
 
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includes/ldapAuth/controller.php line 104 shows:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

includes/functions_login.php shows, line 134:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

This is giving us an error:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Any recommendations?
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Old 10 Aug 2007, 11:27
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Do you have LDAP support in php?
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