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Help with LDAP

Question asked by jaredmadams on Jan 10, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 15, 2013 by jaredmadams
Hello all.  I have some prior experience integrating various other apps into our Active Directory, however I'm not able to make heads or tails of most of the settings involved with Alfresco.

I have a Windows Server 2008 with AD installed.  I've sucessfully integrated out NAS, Helpdesk Website, and Vmware environment already.  But alfresco is giving me some trouble. Here is my ldap-ad-authentication.properties file.  Perhaps my mistake can easily be seen.  I tried to input all the data based off the wiki guide, but some things I'm not totally sure of.

The FQDN of the the AD server is icsserver.ics.local 
I have a user account "alfresco@ics.local" which I'm using as the account for authentication
I need to only give users in an OU named "ICSUsers" which is a top level OU.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


# This flag enables use of this LDAP subsystem for authentication. It may be
# that this subsytem should only be used for synchronization, in which case
# this flag should be set to false.
ldap.authentication.active=true

#
# This properties file brings together the common options for LDAP authentication rather than editing the bean definitions
#
ldap.authentication.allowGuestLogin=false

# How to map the user id entered by the user to taht passed through to LDAP
# In Active Directory, this can either be the user principal name (UPN) or DN.
# UPNs are in the form <sAMAccountName>@domain and are held in the userPrincipalName attribute of a user
ldap.authentication.userNameFormat=%s@domain

# The LDAP context factory to use
ldap.authentication.java.naming.factory.initial=com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtxFactory

# The URL to connect to the LDAP server
ldap.authentication.java.naming.provider.url=ldap://icsserver.ics.local:389

# The authentication mechanism to use for password validation
ldap.authentication.java.naming.security.authentication=simple

# Escape commas entered by the user at bind time
# Useful when using simple authentication and the CN is part of the DN and contains commas
ldap.authentication.escapeCommasInBind=false

# Escape commas entered by the user when setting the authenticated user
# Useful when using simple authentication and the CN is part of the DN and contains commas, and the escaped \, is
# pulled in as part of an LDAP sync
# If this option is set to true it will break the default home folder provider as space names can not contain \
ldap.authentication.escapeCommasInUid=false

# Comma separated list of user names who should be considered administrators by default
ldap.authentication.defaultAdministratorUserNames=jared.adams,ken.kiernan,keith.wagner,eric.eliason

# This flag enables use of this LDAP subsystem for user and group
# synchronization. It may be that this subsytem should only be used for
# authentication, in which case this flag should be set to false.
ldap.synchronization.active=true

# The authentication mechanism to use for synchronization
ldap.synchronization.java.naming.security.authentication=simple

# The default principal to bind with (only used for LDAP sync). This should be a UPN or DN
ldap.synchronization.java.naming.security.principal=alfresco@ics.local

# The password for the default principal (only used for LDAP sync)
ldap.synchronization.java.naming.security.credentials=XXXXXXXXXXXXX

# If positive, this property indicates that RFC 2696 paged results should be
# used to split query results into batches of the specified size. This
# overcomes any size limits imposed by the LDAP server.
ldap.synchronization.queryBatchSize=1000

# If positive, this property indicates that range retrieval should be used to fetch
# multi-valued attributes (such as member) in batches of the specified size.
# Overcomes any size limits imposed by Active Directory.       
ldap.synchronization.attributeBatchSize=1000

# The query to select all objects that represent the groups to import.
ldap.synchronization.groupQuery=(objectclass\=group)

# The query to select objects that represent the groups to import that have changed since a certain time.
ldap.synchronization.groupDifferentialQuery=(&(objectclass\=group)(!(whenChanged<\={0})))

# The query to select all objects that represent the users to import.
ldap.synchronization.personQuery=(&(objectclass\=user)(userAccountControl\:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803\:\=512))

# The query to select objects that represent the users to import that have changed since a certain time.
ldap.synchronization.personDifferentialQuery=(&(objectclass\=user)(userAccountControl\:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803\:\=512)(!(whenChanged<\={0})))

# The group search base restricts the LDAP group query to a sub section of tree on the LDAP server.
ldap.synchronization.groupSearchBase=ou\=ICSUsers

# The user search base restricts the LDAP user query to a sub section of tree on the LDAP server.
ldap.synchronization.userSearchBase=ou\=ICSUsers

# The name of the operational attribute recording the last update time for a group or user.
ldap.synchronization.modifyTimestampAttributeName=whenChanged

# The timestamp format. Unfortunately, this varies between directory servers.
ldap.synchronization.timestampFormat=yyyyMMddHHmmss'.0Z'

# The attribute name on people objects found in LDAP to use as the uid in Alfresco
ldap.synchronization.userIdAttributeName=sAMAccountName

# The attribute on person objects in LDAP to map to the first name property in Alfresco
ldap.synchronization.userFirstNameAttributeName=givenName

# The attribute on person objects in LDAP to map to the last name property in Alfresco
ldap.synchronization.userLastNameAttributeName=sn

# The attribute on person objects in LDAP to map to the email property in Alfresco
ldap.synchronization.userEmailAttributeName=mail

# The attribute on person objects in LDAP to map to the organizational id  property in Alfresco
ldap.synchronization.userOrganizationalIdAttributeName=company

# The default home folder provider to use for people created via LDAP import
ldap.synchronization.defaultHomeFolderProvider=largeHomeFolderProvider

# The attribute on LDAP group objects to map to the authority name property in Alfresco
ldap.synchronization.groupIdAttributeName=cn

# The attribute on LDAP group objects to map to the authority display name property in Alfresco
ldap.synchronization.groupDisplayNameAttributeName=displayName

# The group type in LDAP
ldap.synchronization.groupType=group

# The person type in LDAP
ldap.synchronization.personType=user

# The attribute in LDAP on group objects that defines the DN for its members
ldap.synchronization.groupMemberAttributeName=member

# If true progress estimation is enabled. When enabled, the user query has to be run twice in order to count entries.
ldap.synchronization.enableProgressEstimation=true

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