WordPress directory authentication plugin through LDAP and LDAPS (SSL).
You can download the latest stable version of wpDirAuth from the WordPress Plugin Finder at the following locations:
Once installed and activated, you will be able to administer your directory settings through the dedicated plugin configuration tool found under the
menu found in the WordPress
Options admin section.
Directory Authenticated users can now be pre-added to your wordpress system
and granted roles by going to the
Add Dir Auth User menu found in the
Users admin section. Contextual help for this section is
available for this section within WordPress' built-in help menu.
See the inline help found in the tool for more information on the settings.
There is a secondary activation toggle, so you can install and activate the plugin, check out the options panel, but not immediately accept directory authentication, or even simply turn the feature on or off at any time.
Please post questions, request for help to the WordPress plugins forum or email email@example.com. Please be sure to include 'wpdirauth' in the subject line.
wpDirAuth welcomes friendly contributors wanting to lend a hand, be it in the form of code through SVN patches, user support, platform portability testing, security consulting, localization help, etc.
The [current] goal is to keep the plugin self-contained (ie: no 3rd-party lib) for easier security maintenance, while keeping the code clean and extensible.
Focus is on security, features, security, and let's not forget, security. Unit tests will hopefully be developed and constant security audit performed.
Recurring quality patch contributions will lead to commit privileges to the project source repository.
Please post questions/requests for help to the wordpress forums and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The project source code is available on the WordPress Plugin Repository:
The Sybversion repository can be browsed and tracked (RSS, etc) through the WP Plugin Repo source browser at:
The generated code documentation can be found at:
The WP Plugin Repo also offers a convenient ticketing system for bug and task tracking.
Copyrights are listed in chronological order, by contributions.
wpDirAuth: WordPress Directory Authentication, original author Copyright (c) 2007 Stephane Daury - http://stephane.daury.org/
wpDirAuth and wpLDAP Patch Contributions Copyright (c) 2007 PKR Internet, LLC - http://www.pkrinternet.com/
wpDirAuth Patch Contributions Copyright (c) 2007 Todd Beverly
wpLDAP: WordPress LDAP Authentication Copyright (c) 2007 Ashay Suresh Manjure - http://ashay.org/
wpDirAuth Patch Contribution and current maintainer Copyright (c) 2010, 2011, 2012 Paul Gilzow - http://gilzow.com/
wpDirAuth is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation.
wpDirAuth is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.
Originally started from a patched version of wpLDAP (1.02+patch), wpDirAuth has
since then been heavily overhauled and features have been modified and added.
In other words, a classic case of
pimp my lib' (hopefully for the better).
Requires: 2.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-11-9
0 of 1 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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