1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 5, 2007 5:26 PM by Peter Johnson


    Philip Priest Newbie

      I have installed jboss-portal-2.4.1, I have a need to auth against a ldap server. from the wiki i have done this:

      I have updated $JBOSS_HOME\server\default\deploy\jboss-portal.sar\conf\login-config.xml:

      <?xml version='1.0'?>
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      <!DOCTYPE policy PUBLIC
      "-//JBoss//DTD JBOSS Security Config 3.0//EN"

      <!-- For the JCR CMS -->
      <application-policy name="cms">

      <login-module code="org.apache.jackrabbit.core.security.SimpleLoginModule" flag="required"/>


      <application-policy name="portal">

      <login-module code="org.jboss.portal.identity.auth.IdentityLoginModule" flag="sufficient">
      <module-option name="unauthenticatedIdentity">guest</module-option>
      <module-option name="userModuleJNDIName">java:/portal/UserModule</module-option>
      <module-option name="roleModuleJNDIName">java:/portal/RoleModule</module-option>
      <module-option name="additionalRole">Authenticated</module-option>
      <module-option name="password-stacking">useFirstPass</module-option>
      <login-module code="org.jboss.security.auth.spi.LdapExtLoginModule" flag="required" >
      <module-option name="java.naming.factory.initial">
      <module-option name="java.naming.provider.url">
      <module-option name="java.naming.security.authentication">
      <module-option name="baseCtxDN">ou=People,o=ITS</module-option>
      <module-option name="baseFilter">(uid={0})</module-option>
      <module-option name="rolesCtxDN">ou=Groups,o=ITS</module-option>
      <module-option name="roleFilter">(member={1})</module-option>
      <module-option name="roleAttributeID">member</module-option>
      <module-option name="roleRecursion">-1</module-option>
      <module-option name="roleNameAttributeID">cn</module-option>
      <module-option name="roleAttributeIsDN">true</module-option>
      <module-option name="searchTimeLimit">5000</module-option>
      <module-option name="searchScope">SUBTREE_SCOPE</module-option>


      How do i go about testing that i can auth against the ldap server? i can do a
      ldapsearch -x from one of my clients and see the db.


        • 1. Re: ldap
          Peter Johnson Master

          Here's what I did. I created a simple web app with a few html pages, some within directories, and set up security in the web.xml to restrict access to the directories based on an ldap group.

          When things were not working for me, I added quite a bit of logging code to the ldap login module class. That helped my understand what was going on and why things were not working for me.

          Eventually, I got the ldap queries correct and my simple web app worked correctly.