Version 4 (modified by warren smith, 9 years ago) (diff)


Active Directory Auth Plugin


The Active Directory Auth Plugin is a password store for the AccountManagerPlugin that provides authentication against Active Directory.

One can specify a group which users must be a member of in order to log in. Additionally, one may specify an admin group. If a user is a member of the admin group, then they will automatically be granted the TRAC_ADMIN permission.

The Active Directory Auth plugin will also pull the email address and display name from Active Directory and populate the session_attribute table. See Populating ''Assign To'' Drop Down in Trac for more information on why.

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for ActiveDirectoryAuthPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


Download the zipped source from [download:activedirectoryauthplugin here].


You can check out ActiveDirectoryAuthPlugin from here using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.



You must install AccountManagerPlugin in order to use this plugin. Python-LDAP is also required and can be downloaded here


Follow the Trac documentation on how to install Trac plugins


All config options go under the [account-manager] config heading. Options for this module are:

#to use this module with AccountManager, ADAuthStore must be enabled inside of AccountManager
password_store = ADAuthStore
#define the Active Directory host address here.  A port other than default is set as
ad_server =
#the Active Directory's base DN to search from, this is likely just your domain
base_dn = DC=example,DC=com
#the user/password to search active directory from, it must be a valid
#username/password inside of active directory
bind_dn =
bind_passwd = ldapuserpassword
#the DN (distinguishing name) for the group that contains users that can login to Trac
#if this isn't specified then any valid user in active directory is accepted
auth_group = CN=Alltechs,OU=Mail enabled groups,OU=Email,DC=serverplus,DC=com
#the DN for the group that contains users that should have the TRAC_ADMIN
#permission.  If this option is not given, no user groups will be give the
#TRAC_ADMIN permission.  This this option is enabled you must specify the
#UserExtensiblePermissionStore as the trac permission store, such as:
#permission_store = UserExtensiblePermissionStore
admin_group = CN=Administration,DC=example,DC=com

permission_store = UserExtensiblePermissionStore

If you are unsure of what the DNs for your groups are, you may want to download an LDAP browser to inspect your Active Directory schema to find out a group's DN.

Common Errors

If you see Trac throwing an exception similar to "OPERATIONS_ERROR: In order to perform this operation a successful bind must be completed on the connection" when you know the bind user/pass is correct you will want to try connection to active directory on port 3268. This may happen when AD is running across multiple machines.

Recent Changes

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Author: pacopablo