Setup and configuration LDAP with Deploy

Follow the steps mentioned below to set up LDAP:

  1. Start Docker on your host.
  2. Start an OpenLDAP container.

    docker run -p 389:389 -p 636:636 --name ldap-service -h ldap-service -e LDAP_ORGANISATION="XL" -e LDAP_DOMAIN="" -e LDAP_ADMIN_PASSWORD="password" -d osixia/openldap:latest

    Tip: This exposes LDAP over port 389 and LDAPS over port 636. Both ports are configurable.

  3. Start a phpLDAPadmin container to serve the WebUI to the new LDAP.

    docker run -p 6443:443 --name phpldapadmin-service -h phpldapadmin-service --link ldap-service:ldap-host -e PHPLDAPADMIN_LDAP_HOSTS=ldap-host --detach osixia/phpldapadmin:latest

    Tip: This will run phpLDAPadmin at your host’s port 6443 (configurable), which connects to the OpenLDAP service running in the container in step 2.

  4. Access the phpLDAPadmin WebUI at https://localhost:6443.
  5. Log in as admin with the right login DN (same as below if your LDAP domain name is as well). Login Credential: ID : cn=admin,dc=xl,dc=com Password: password
  6. Populate the LDAP server with the users and groups by the below steps:

    1. Select Create new entry here
    2. Select Generic: Organisational Unit and create OU name = users.
    3. Click users and click Create a child entry
    4. Select Default
    5. Select inetOrgPerson, organizationalPerson, person from the ObjectClasses dropdown and click proceed.
    6. Change RDN to cn (cn) and fill the rest of the information.
    7. Click proceed and commit to create users.
    8. Click admin and then click Create new entry here.
    9. Select Generic: Organisational Unit and create OU name = group.
    10. Click groups and then click Create new entry here.
    11. Click Default
    12. Select groupOfNames,mailGroup from the ObjectClasses dropdown and click proceed.
    13. Change RDN to cn (cn) and fill the rest of the information.
    14. Fill the name of the group in cn, email, add members by searching.
    15. Click proceed and commit to create a group.
  7. Configure conf/deployit-security xml-file with LDAP connection.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

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> Note: If you modify this file, you must restart the XL Deploy server.

<beans xmlns="" xmlns:xsi=""

<bean id="rememberMeAuthenticationProvider" class=""/>
<bean id="XlAuthenticationProvider" class=""/>
<bean id="ldapServer" class="">
<constructor-arg value="ldap://localhost:389/" />
<property name="userDn" value="cn=admin,dc=xl,dc=com" />
<property name="password" value="password" />
<property name="baseEnvironmentProperties">
    <entry key="java.naming.referral">
<bean id="userSearch" class="">
<constructor-arg index="0" value="dc=xl,dc=com" />
<constructor-arg index="1" value="(&amp;(uid={0})(objectClass=inetOrgPerson))" />
<constructor-arg index="2" ref="ldapServer" />
<bean id="authoritiesPopulator" class="">
<constructor-arg ref="ldapServer" />
<constructor-arg value="ou=groups,dc=xl,dc=com" />
<property name="groupSearchFilter" value="(member={0})" />
<property name="rolePrefix" value="" />
<property name="searchSubtree" value="true" />
<property name="convertToUpperCase" value="false" />
<bean id="ldapProvider" class="">
<bean class="">
  <constructor-arg ref="ldapServer" />
    <property name="userSearch" ref="userSearch">
<constructor-arg ref="authoritiesPopulator" />
<security:authentication-manager alias="authenticationManager">
<security:authentication-provider ref="rememberMeAuthenticationProvider" />
<security:authentication-provider ref="XlAuthenticationProvider" />
<security:authentication-provider ref="ldapProvider" />