A password store for the AccountManagerPlugin using LDAP


This plugin is a password store for the AccountManagerPlugin that provides authentication and group membership from an LDAP service. Users are authenticated by performing an LDAP bind against a directory using their credentials. The plugin will also pull the email address and username from the directory and populate the session_attribute table.

Tested on Trac v1.0.1 + LdapPlugin + AccountManagerPlugin against OpenLDAP, the community developed LDAP software and licensed under its own BSD-like license.

This plugin was started at the suggestion from comment:26:ticket:1147, k0s posted the plugin from ticket:1147 as a standalone hack. Based on that work the ticket ldap-auth-store.patch:ticket:1600 was merged in the session store parts of and account-manager-ldap.4.patch:ticket:1147.

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for LdapAuthStorePlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


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Download the zipped source from here.


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


The plugins AccountManagerPlugin and LdapPlugin must be installed first to use this plugin.

General instructions on installing Trac plugins can be found on the TracPlugins page.


Edit your trac.ini file for the following changes:

  • Activate acct_mgr, ldapplugin, ldapauthstore in the [components] section.
  • Define LDAP related options in the [ldap] section.

This would amount to the following:

permission_store = DefaultPermissionStore

password_store = LdapAuthStore

acct_mgr.admin.accountmanageradminpage = enabled
acct_mgr.api.accountmanager = enabled
acct_mgr.web_ui.accountmodule = enabled
acct_mgr.web_ui.loginmodule = enabled
trac.web.auth.loginmodule = disabled
ldapplugin.* = enabled
ldapauthstore.* = enabled

# enable LDAP support for Trac
enable = true
# enable TLS support
use_tls = false
# LDAP directory host
host = localhost
# LDAP directory port (default port for LDAPS/TLS connections is 636)
port = 389
# BaseDN
basedn = dc=example,dc=com
# Relative DN for users (defaults to none)
user_rdn = ou=people
# Relative DN for group of names (defaults to none)
group_rdn = ou=groups
# objectclass for groups
groupname = groupOfNames
# dn entry in a groupname
groupmember = member
# attribute name for a group
groupattr = cn
# attribute name for a user
uidattr = uid
# attribute name to store trac permission
permattr = tracperm
# filter to search for dn with 'permattr' attributes
permfilter = objectclass=*
# time, in seconds, before a cached entry is purged out of the local cache.
cache_ttl = 900
# maximum number of entries in the cache
cache_size = 100
# whether to perform an authenticated bind for group resolution
group_bind = yes
# whether to perform an authenticated bind for permision store operations
store_bind = true
# user for authenticated connection to the LDAP directory
bind_user = cn=anonbind,dc=example,dc=com
# password for authenticated connection
bind_passwd = anonbind
# global permissions (vs. per-environment permissions)
global_perms = false
# group permissions are managed as addition/removal to the LDAP directory groups
manage_groups = true
# whether a group member contains the full dn or a simple uid
groupmemberisdn = yes
# ldapauthstore settings
#--- from #1147, not present in #1600 
# default: basedn_filter = objectClass=*
#basedn_filter = objectClass=inetOrgPerson
# default: name = name
name = cn
# default: email = email
email = mail
#--- from #1600, not present in #1147
# users must be in this group to use trac
allusers_group = tracusers

Recent Changes

17336 by rjollos on 2019-02-06 21:04:41
LdapAuthStore 0.4.0dev: Fix syntax error in r17335

Refs #13530.

17335 by rjollos on 2019-02-06 21:02:51
LdapAuthStore 0.4.0dev: Adapt to Trac 1.0 DB API

Require Trac >= 1.0.

Refs #13530.

14623 by rjollos on 2015-06-02 00:21:58
0.3.2dev: Add setup.cfg.


Author: k0s
Maintainer: igoltz

Last modified 2 years ago Last modified on Apr 20, 2022, 6:14:33 AM