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AD Authentication using LDAP inside PHP

Posted on 2008-10-01
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We have a contractor who is developing a database system for us and he is having issues authenticating to Active Directory using LDAP inside PHP. Can anyone tell me what the syntax is and what information is needed? he sent me this link.

http://us3.php.net/manual/en/function.ldap-bind.php
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by:mhmservices
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Here is the code the contractor is using


    var $ldap = array(
        'driver'   => 'ldap',
        'host'     => 'mhmdc1',
        //'login'    => 'gemadmin',
//        'login'    => 'cn=gemadmin,dc=mhmnet',                    
        'login' => 'cn=gemadmin,dc=mhmnet,dc=mhm-services,dc=local',
//        'login' => 'cn=username,dc=mhmnet,dc=mhm-services,dc=local',
//        'login' => 'CN=Username,OU=IT,OU=MHM Users,DC=mhmnet,DC=local',
        'password' => 'Gem@dmin',
        //'database' => 'test_database_name'
    );



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domain- mhmnet
user- gemadmin
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Chris Dent earned 500 total points
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> 'login' => 'cn=gemadmin,dc=mhmnet,dc=mhm-services,dc=local',

That's the full path to the user, here it suggests the user account has been created in the root of your domain.

If the user was in the Users container that would change to:

'login' => 'cn=gemadmin,cn=users,dc=mhmnet,dc=mhm-services,dc=local',

Or if the user was in an OU you created it would be:

'login' => 'cn=gemadmin,ou=somewhere,ou=anotherou,dc=mhmnet,dc=mhm-services,dc=local',

Chris
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