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Introduction

The LDAP Directory Manager allows you to integrate Joget with your existing AD/LDAP server. The enhanced LDAP Directory Manager implements all methods on the Joget Directory Manager class. In other words, it has been made possible to list and navigate through user, department and group entities in Joget itself.

Cautions And Warnings

Do not lock yourself out when you are configuring any Directory Manager plugin. Keep your browser session open and perform actual test in other machine/browser so that in case of any wrong configurations used, you can still continue to make amends.

User license determines how many eventual users (sorted alphabetically by username in ascending order) from your LDAP/AD who can login to Joget. Make sure that you configure the plugin accordingly.

In case you have a misconfiguration and cannot login, you can make use of the credential set above ( Admin Username (Principal) & Admin Password (Credential) ) to login as the administrator.

The LDAP Directory Manager has a Debug Mode (option in the last tab) which is highly recommended to be turned on when configuring the LDAP plugin for the first time or when you are having issues. When debug mode is on, you can find all the search queries performed by the directory manager. They will all be logged into the joget.log files. From there, you can observe the search filter string and improve the accuracy and performance of the lookup. You can remove the debug checkbox once everything is running well.


LDAP Directory Manager Properties

Configure LDAP Directory Manager

NameValueScreen (Click to view)
URL
  • ldap://IP_ADDRESS:389
  • ldaps://IP_ADDRESS:636

Figure 1: Configure LDAP Directory Manager


Admin Username (Principal) 

LDAP username with read permission to LDAP/AD.
Example: cn=admin,dc=joget,dc=org


Admin Password (Credential) 
 admin
Root DN 

DC=joget,DC=org



Users

NameValueScreen (Click to view)

User Base DN

User Base DN

Tips

If you set the "User Base DN" to your LDAP Root DN, it means that the search will start from the Root DN until it finds all the results that matched the search filter.

So, setting the "User Base DN" precisely is very important as it will decide where the search is starting from. It will save all the unnecessary search between the Root DN to your "User Base DN".

Root DN
DC=joget,DC=org
Under the Root DN, you have the following DN:
DC=HR,DC=joget,DC=org
DC=Product Department,DC=joget,DC=org
DC=Operation,DC=joget,DC=org
DC=Users,DC=joget,DC=org

If your users are all under "DC=Users,DC=joget,DC=org", you should set this to "User Base DN".

By doing this, it will not go through all the other entries and it's child entries before reaching "DC=Users,DC=joget,DC=org".

Figure 2: Users Properties

User Import Search Filter

(objectClass=person)

Tips

Value
(&(objectClass=person)(|(cn=admin)(cn=cat)(cn=jack)(cn=john)(cn=jackie)))

This mean all the LDAP entries which have "objectClass" attribute equals to "person" and "cn" attribute equals to either "admin", "cat", "jack", "john" or "jackie" are Joget users.

So, when a login is performed by "admin", the search filter will add additional filter and become "(&(&(objectClass=person)(|(cn=admin)(cn=cat)(cn=jack)(cn=john)(cn=jackie)))(cn=admin))". 

You will notice an extra (cn=admin) is added to the search filter to make sure it return only the "admin" user.

User License

User license determines on how many eventual users (sorted alphabetically) from your LDAP/AD can log in into the system. You can make use of this attribute to control amount of users returned from your LDAP.

Please refer to other LDAP Search Filter syntax.

Attribute Mapping - Username

cn

Attribute Mapping - First Name

givenName

Attribute Mapping - Last Name

sn

Attribute Mapping - Email

mail

Attribute Mapping - Status


Attribute Mapping - Time Zone

8

Attribute Mapping - Locale

en_US

User

Employment

NameValueScreen (Click to view)
Attribute Mapping - Employee Code

Figure 3: Employment Properties

Attribute Mapping - Job Title

Attribute Mapping - Report To

Map To "Report To" Entry Attribute

Attribute Mapping - Groups

Map To LDAP Group Entry Primary Attribute

dn

DN

A distinguished name (usually just shortened to “DN”) uniquely identifies an entry and describes its position in the DIT. ... DNs are comprised of zero or more comma-separated components called relative distinguished names, or RDNs.

Directory ServiceDN Entity Name
OpenLDAPentryDN
Microsoft ADdistinguishedName
Attribute Mapping - Departments

Map To LDAP Department Entry Primary Attribute
dn
Attribute Mapping - Grade

Map To LDAP Grade Entry Primary Attribute
dn

Group

NameValueScreen (Click to view)
Group Base DN

Figure 4: Group Properties

Group Import Search Filter

(objectClass=groupOfNames)

Please refer to other LDAP Search Filter syntax.

Attribute Mapping - ID
 cn
Attribute Mapping - Name
description
Attribute Mapping - Description
description
Attribute Mapping - Users
member
Map To LDAP User Entry Primary Attribute
dn

Department

NameValueScreen (Click to view)

Department Base DN



Figure 5: Department Properties

Department Import Search Filter

(objectClass=groupOfNames)

Please refer to other LDAP Search Filter syntax.

Attribute Mapping - ID

cn

Attribute Mapping - Name

description

Attribute Mapping - Description

description

Attribute Mapping - HOD

owner

Attribute Mapping - Users

member

Tips

If the department object itself contains the users that belong to the department, define the attribute name here. For example, in the figure below, we can define "member" as the value here. There's no need to define anything else in "Employment" tab earlier for this case.

Map To LDAP User Entry Primary Attribute

dn


Grade

NameValueScreen (Click to view)
Grade Base DN

Figure 6: Grade Properties

Grade Import Search Filter
Please refer to other LDAP Search Filter syntax.
Attribute Mapping - ID

Attribute Mapping - Name

Attribute Mapping - Description

Attribute Mapping - Users

Map To LDAP User Entry Primary Attribute

Admin Role

NameValueScreen (Click to view)

Admin Role Base DN


Figure 7: Admin Role Properties

Admin Role Import Search Filter

(&(objectClass=person)(cn=admin))

Please refer to other LDAP Search Filter syntax.

Attribute Mapping - Users

cn

Map To LDAP User Entry Primary Attribute

 dn

Advanced

NameValueScreen (Click to view)
Result Size Per Paged Search 
100

Figure 8: Advance Properties

Debug Mode

Click checkbox to enable helpful debugging messages in your Joget logs.


Configuring The User Import Search Filter

The following articles might be useful to you to understand how to filter users based on the groups in LDAP:

You can use the pipe symbol '|' to denotes 'OR' and include a second (or more) search parameters, for example:

(|(objectClass=person)(objectClass=user))


Related Documentation

Sync LDAP User Directory Manager