Nugget post: Setting ldap connection timeout for python

This blog post is similar to a previous one that dealt with PHP + LDAP. In this post we'll explore how to use the python LDAP library and set timeouts. These settings are used to reduce the timeouts when connecting to an LDAP server. This will avoid your program from "hanging" due to lack of … Continue reading Nugget post: Setting ldap connection timeout for python

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Nugget Post : Setting LDAP connection timeout for PHP

Problem : in some scenarios, for example running a periodic health check on an LDAP / AD server, you may want to set a low timeout so that if a server does not answer LDAP bind requests, a user is notified in a reasonable amount of time. Also, if your PHP code is blocking, a … Continue reading Nugget Post : Setting LDAP connection timeout for PHP

LDAP : cannot see all users or groups

Working with both sonicwall and bluecoat products we frequently come across issues where the client complains that after successfully interfacing the product to a Microsoft AD server via LDAP, they cannot see / browse / choose all the users/ groups that they have configured. There may be a couple of reasons for this, namely: Permission … Continue reading LDAP : cannot see all users or groups

Building a basic OpenLDAP server

I hope this is an easier approach than several guides there are on the net. In this article, I'll basically use part of a guide from the ubuntu server documentation to build a very basic but empty LDAP structure, and fill in this structure using the LDAP GUI tool called Apache Directory studio. Apache Directory … Continue reading Building a basic OpenLDAP server