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Using C# to authenticate user against openLDAP

We are able to connect to openLDAP using c# but some how not able to authenticate users from OpenLDAP, here is our code., any help is appreciated.

public override bool ValidateUser(string username, string password)
        {
           
            bool isValid = false;

            try
            {
                DirectoryEntry dirEntry = new DirectoryEntry(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["LDAPConnection"].ConnectionString, "cn=manager,dc=domain,dc=in", "Password", AuthenticationTypes.FastBind);

                DirectorySearcher dsSearch = new DirectorySearcher(dirEntry);
                dsSearch.Filter = "(&(objectClass=mailuser)(mail=" + username + "))";
                SearchResult srResult = dsSearch.FindOne();
                if (srResult != null)
                {

                      isValid = true;
                   
                }

            }
            catch (Exception)
            {
            }


            return isValid;
        }
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KoenVostersCommented:
Since you are using SharePoint, I suppose you are using LDAP already as an authentication. Why would you want to authenticate the user again?

http://www.sharepointboost.com/blog/how-to-configure-claims-based-authentication-for-use-with-an-ldap-provider-in-sharepoint-2010/
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Pinemail11Author Commented:
Thanks, we are using SP foundation, just want to check, solution proposed by you, will it work with SP foundation.

Thanks
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Pinemail11Author Commented:
As you know that the default LDAP role provider and membership will work only for Active Directory. SharePoint Foundation doesn't have any other role provider to connect with Open LDAP. We have already tested the scenario.

For connecting a web application to Open LDAP, we have created a custom role provider. LDAP is connecting to the webapplication, we could able to add users through people picker. But they cannot able to login in to the site collection. we believe that users password is not able to resolve while login. The SSHA password encryption is used by Open LDAP. Do SharePoint FBA supports SSHA password format?
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Pinemail11Author Commented:
Quick reply will be appreciated
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Pinemail11Author Commented:
We want to close down the service, hence closing the question.

Overall not happy with the responses from expert-exchange. please note this feedback is not specific to this question, it is general observation.
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