Feature #753

Setup LDAP Authentication for Redmine

Added by Daniel Curtis over 7 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

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This is a guide on how to setup LDAP authentication for users on Redmine. The LDAP server is OpenLDAP on FreeBSD 9, but should work on any LDAP server.

Populate the LDAP Server

  • Create the People Organizational Unit ldif file:
    vi ~/people-ou.ldif
    • And add the following:
      dn: ou=People,dc=example,dc=com
      objectclass: organizationalUnit
      ou: People
  • Import the People OU file into the server:
    ldapadd -D "cn=Manager,dc=example,dc=com" -W -f ~/people-ou.ldif
  • Create the bob user ldif file:
    vi ~/bob.ldif
    • And add the following:
      dn: cn=Bob Guy,ou=People,dc=example,dc=com
      cn: Bob Guy
      givenname: Bob
      initials: BG
      objectclass: inetOrgPerson
      objectclass: organizationalPerson
      objectclass: person
      sn: Guy
      uid: bob
      userpassword: {MD5}X03MO1qnZdYdgyfeuILPmQ==
    • NOTE: The password for bob is password.

Setup LDAP Authentication

  • Click on New authentication mode and enter the LDAP server details:
    1. Name: LDAP Auth
    2. Host:
    3. Port: 389
    4. Account: cn=Manager,dc=example,dc=com
    5. Password: SuperSecretPassword
    6. Base DN: ou=People,dc=example,dc=com
    7. On-the-fly user creation: [X]
    8. Login attribute: uid
    9. Firstname attribute: givenName
    10. Lastname attribute: sn
    11. Email attribute: mail
  • Click Save
  • Next go to Administration -> Users and click New user.
    1. Login: bob
    2. First name: Bob
    3. Last name: Guy
    4. Email:
    5. Authentication mode: LDAP Auth
  • Click Save

Now bob can log in using the the password stored in the LDAP server, in this case its password.



Updated by Daniel Curtis over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Updated by Daniel Curtis over 7 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

Updated by Daniel Curtis over 7 years ago

  • Category set to Authentication
  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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