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Add LDAP filter to ldap authentication (Feature #388)

Added by Florian Mutter at 2011-05-09 04:00 pm. Updated at 2011-12-18 07:40 pm.

Status:Closed Start date:2011-05-09
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Eric Davis % Done:


Target version:2.6.0
Remote issue URL: Affected version:


An LDAP filter will provide a simple way to restrict the access to ChiliProject to a certain group of users. A filter can be used in many different ways and as it ist entirely definable by the admin, it can suit many different setups.

This patch will requiere an update of Net::LDAP (Bug #258). To update this manually you only need to delete to folder vendor/plugins/ruby-net-ldap-0.0.4/ and download the new version and put it in /ver/plugins/. The current (0.2.2) version can be found here:

The patch was created for Redmine but sadly gets no attention there. Maybe you can give me some feedback.

ldap_filter_r5657.patch (3.7 kB) Florian Mutter, 2011-05-09 04:00 pm

Associated revisions

Revision 44cf6703
Added by Felix Schäfer at 2011-12-18 08:13 pm

Merge pull request #142 from elm/custom-ldap-filter

[#388] Custom LDAP filter


Updated by Eric Davis at 2011-05-20 03:42 pm

Wow, this is almost identical to an LDAP filter I wrote for a client (part of code). I think we can add it but I might use my version because I think I have some tests for it too. I also didn't have to upgrade Net::LDAP at all.

Do you have a working LDAP installation? I have a bunch of other LDAP code I'd like to get a second opinion on too (failover, basic ldap groups, pulling LDAP attributes into ChiliProject custom fields).

  • Assignee set to Eric Davis

Updated by Florian Mutter at 2011-05-20 03:53 pm


yes, I have an working LDAP setup. I can test your changes if you like... but the I have to install ChiliProject first :)

The update of Net::LDAP was not required for this patch but for the things I wrote into the filter. As far as I remember, the filter did not work if it contained a space character.

Updated by Florian Mutter at 2011-07-16 06:24 pm


my Chili installation is working now and I would like to test your code if this is still needed... so it can be moved in the core :)

Updated by Felix Schäfer at 2011-12-11 03:03 pm

Hi Florian,

I just had a quick look at your pull request and it looks good so far, though I have some comments, I've added them to the pull request on github. Also, net-ldap has been moved from vendor/plugins to the gemfile.

Could you update your pull request to the current chiliproject master and include the comments from github? Thanks!

Updated by Florian Mutter at 2011-12-13 08:17 pm

New pull request is here:

This is a rewrite of the patch with code from Eric Davis including updated tests. I tested the code and it works fine here.

Updated by Eric Davis at 2011-12-14 10:15 pm

Code looks good to me. If another one of the contributers can verify the tests pass then we can include it for 3.0.

  • Status changed from Open to Ready for review

Updated by Felix Schäfer at 2011-12-18 07:40 pm

The auth_source_ldap_test tests run for me, merged in 44cf670. Florian, thanks a lot!

  • Target version set to 2.6.0
  • Status changed from Ready for review to Closed

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