Are there plans to support LDAP as a login mechanism?
This is really a pre-requisite when using askbot as an internal corporate Q&A site.
I've added experimental LDAP support, however I've only tested in on a "mock" ldap object.
Basically if you go to "settings"->"External keys", check "Use LDAP for password login" and fill out all ldap related fields.
You might need to adjust a function
askbot.deps.django_authopenid.util.ldap_check_password as some parameters may need to be changed. If you make this function work on a real LDAP directory, you'll be able to log in via ldap.
def ldap_check_password(username, password): import ldap try: ldap_session = ldap.initialize(askbot_settings.LDAP_URL) ldap_session.simple_bind_s(username, password) ldap_session.unbind_s() return True except ldap.LDAPError, e: logging.critical(unicode(e)) return False
If you want to disable other login methods and change looks of the login form, for now you'll have to hack a template
Here is the mock ldap object that I've used to test the LDAP method:
class LDAPError(Exception): pass class LDAP(object): def simple_bind_s(self, username, password): if username == 'test' and password == 'test': return True else: raise LDAPError('try again') def unbind_s(self): pass def initialize(*args): return LDAP()
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