Integrating with LDAP will allow you to synchronize users between Buddy and your server.
Here's what you need before setting up the integration:
- Server host and port
- Whether the server supports SSL connection
- DN and password of the person allowed to look up users on LDAP
- LDAP subtree with user entries
- Names of email and display name attributes
You can test the connection with your LDAP server by using the
$ ldapsearch -W -h localhost -D "cn=admin,dc=example,dc=org" -b "ou=users,dc=example,dc=org" -W "(objectClass=inetOrgPerson)" cn mail
This command will:
- log in to the account with DN:
- perform query:
- filter entries with
# extended LDIF## LDAPv3# base <ou=users,dc=example,dc=org> with scope subtree# filter: (objectClass=inetOrgPerson)# requesting: cn mail## Example User, users, example.orgdn: cn=Example User,ou=users,dc=example,dc=orgmail: email@example.com: Example User# search resultsearch: 2result: 0 Success# numResponses: 2# numEntries: 1
cn field results. They will be used to sync LDAP accounts with Buddy.
Adding LDAP to Buddy
To configure LDAP integration:
- Log in to your Buddy Enterprise instance as admin
- Go to the admin settings and switch to the LDAP tab
- Enter integration details
- Firstly, provide the LDAP server hostname, port, and check the SSL connection (optional).
The default LDAP port is
- Then, add login credentials for the user that has access to user lookup. You will need their fully qualified Distinguished Name (DN) and password:
- In the next step, add the domain base DN of the LDAP subtree you want to search for user objects. You can also provide an optional filter:
The filter field supports syntax as defined in RFC4515.
You can use the filter to allow logging in only for users with certain role (e.g. developer).
- Provide the attribute names with user's email and display name:
- Restart your machine to apply settings.
After you restart your instance, go into "People" tab in Buddy and then "Invite users from LDAP". Check if the name and email was synchronised as expected.
If the page takes too long to load, it probably means that the Buddy instance cannot connect to the LDAP server.