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Simple AD Authentication

Authenticates users through Active Directory.


  • Added ability to have a | delimited list of Base DNs to account for environments where the OU structure doesn't contain all users in one base DN


  • Updated code to no longer use call time pass by reference. Newer versions of PHP no longer allow the user of call time pass by reference and through an E_STRICT when it is attempted.


  • Made modifications to the examples and tool-tips for settings page to clarify configuration process.


  • Removed SSL options from code as it is not supported by Active directory.


  • Redeveloped existing code to support Active Directory instead of LDAP.
  • Removed Anonymous Binding as it is not supported by Active Directory.
  • Redesigned the authentication schema to properly support Active Directory.
  • Added assumption of based Windows Active Directory User Structure if no custom BaseDN is entered.

Requires: 2.7 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.0.5
Last Updated: 6 years ago
Active Installs: 40+


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