in comments, suggestions, feature requests, and patches. An
even bigger thank-you to the folks who have made themselves
available to help with testing.
Net::LDAP has been quite stable for several months now, so we
bumped the development status of the library up to Beta. We
will still be adding features and API improvements, but you
can assume that the current APIs and features will remain stable.
We’ve noticed that the Rails list gets regular chatter about
authentication and authorization.
I originally posted this on your forum page but I’ll post it here in
case others find it useful.
I do two things with ldap - validation (does the user exist?) and
authentication (is this user/password combo correct?). For validation
(e.g. an admin adding a new user to the app) I use a command like this
(on Unix, add -x):
If ‘djberge’ is found, a record is returned. If not, nothing is
For authentication (i.e. logging into the app) I use a command like this
(again, add -x on Unix):
That returns a record if the user/password is legit or spews to stderr
if it’s invalid.
Can this be done with net-ldap?
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