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Guide to Setup LDAP/Active Directory Login for Intranet Sites Premium Plugin

Guide to Setup LDAP/Active Directory Login for Intranet Sites Premium Plugin

LDAP/Active Directory Login for Intranet Sites Premium Plugin provides login to WordPress using credentials stored in your LDAP Server. It allows users to authenticate against various LDAP implementations like Microsoft Active Directory, OpenLDAP and other directory systems.

Download and Install:

  • Login to your miniOrange Admin Console using the account you used to make the payment.
  • WordPress LDAP Login
  • Goto License section and click on Manage License.
  • LDAP WordPress Xecurify Dashboard
  • Goto Releases and downloads section to download the plugin/add-on.
  • LDAP Intranet manage licenses
  • After downloading the plugin goto WordPress dashboard and then click on Plugins >> Add New.
  • Active Directory Integration LDAP Server Integration
  • Click on Upload Plugin and choose the downloaded plugins zip.
  • WordPress LDAP Login plugin activate LDAP Login Plugin
  • After installing the plugin, activate the plugin from Plugins page.
  • Install LDAP plugin
  • The miniOrange LDAP/AD Login for Intranet Sites Premium Plugin will appear on the left-hand panel once the plugin has been activated.
  • LDAP Authorization

Setup miniOrange LDAP/AD Login for Intranet Sites Premium Plugin

To activate the licence key in the plugin, follow the instructions below:

  • Click on Login with miniOrange account to configure the plugin.
  • login to configure LDAP Integration
  • Enter your miniOrange account credentials which you have used at the time of the plugin purchase and then click on the Verify button.
  • Enter login credentials

    Note:To get license key, login to your miniOrange Admin Console, goto License >> Manage License. Click on the View License Key button and then Copy the license key.

  • Enter the license key in the License Key text field and then click on the Activate License button.
  • enter LDAP License key
  • Once the license is activated successfully. You can now proceed with the plugin configuration.
  • LDAP Plugin user profile
LDAP Connection Configuration
  • Your Directory Server : Select your directory server from the dropdown.
  • LDAP Server : Select the directory server protocol (LDAP/LDAPS) from the dropdown then enter the hostname or IP address of the directory server and select the server port number (389/636).
  • Username : Enter the service account username.
  • Password : Enter the password of the service account username.
  • Click on the Test Connection & Save button to establish the connection with your LDAP server.
  • LDAP connection information

LDAP User Mapping Configuration
    WordPress Intranet Plugin LDAP user mapping configuration
  • Search Base : Click on Possible Search Bases/Base DNs button to get a list of all OU's in the LDAP Server and select them. Alternatively, Provide the distinguished name of the Search Base object. If you have users in different locations in the directory(OU's), separate the distinguished names of the search base objects by a semi-colon(;).
  • LDAP Authentication WordPress list of search bases
  • Username Attribute : Select the LDAP Username Attribute. You will need to enter the username during LDAP login based on the username attribute configured.
    eg. sAMAcoountName, mail, userPrincipalName
  • Dynamic Search Filter : You can also enable Enable Custom Search Filter to write your own custom search filter.
    eg. (&(objectClass=*)(mail=?)), (&(objectClass=*)(|(samaccountname=?)(mail=?)))
  • Once done with the configuration, click on Save Search Filter button.

Test Authentication
  • After successful user mapping configuration, you can perform test authentication to verify whether the LDAP Authentication is working fine or not.
  • Enter the username and password.
  • click on the Test Authentication button.
  • LDAP Active Directory test authentication

Configure Role Mapping

LDAP Groups to WP User Role Mapping
  • Enable Role Mapping : Enabling Role Mapping will automatically map Users from LDAP Groups to below selected WordPress Role. Role mapping will not be applicable for primary admin of WordPress.
  • Do Not Remove Existing Roles Of Users : This feature allows you to keep the existing WordPress role and assign new WordPress roles upon ldap login.
  • Enable Fetching Of Nested Groups : This feature allows to fetch the nested ldap groups from Active Directory.
  • Default Role : Default role will be assigned to all users for which mapping is not specified.
  • WordPress LDAP plugin user role mapping

Configure Role Mapping: Assign WordPress Roles Based On LDAP Security Groups:
  • Click on Enable Role Mapping Based On LDAP Security Groups.
  • Enter the Search Base DN containing the LDAP security group information, and Click the Show Groups button.
  • You will see the list of LDAP groups, select the appropriate WordPress roles, click on the plus button to add the LDAP security groups.
  • LDAP Group Attributes Name: Specify the LDAP attribute that contains group membership information.
  • Once done with all the configuration, click on the Save Mapping button to save the configuration.
  • WordPress LDAP Plugin roles based on LDAP Security Groups configuration

Configure Role Mapping: Assign WordPress Roles Based On LDAP Security Groups:
  • Click on Enable Role Mapping Based On LDAP OU.
  • Enter the LDAP OU DN to map LDAP OUs to the WordPress roles so that all users who are members of that OU will be assigned those configured roles.
  • You can click on the Add More OU's to add multiple LDAP OU DNs.
  • Once done with all the configuration, click on the Save Mapping button to save the configuration.
  • WordPress LDAP Plugin roles based on OUs

Restrict User Login by Role:
  • click on the checkbox to Enable Restrict User Login by Role.
  • Select the role from dropdown list to restrict the usesrs.
  • Once done with the configuration, click on the Save Configuration button.
  • LDAP Plugin restrict login by roles
  • To test the role mapping configuration enter the username and click on the Test Configuration button.

Configure Attribute Mapping

Attribute Configuration:
  • Enable Attribute Mapping : This option allows to map LDAP user attributes to WordPress user profile attributes after LDAP login.
  • Enable updating information in LDAP when user edits profile : The option is visible only after the "Enable Attribute Mapping" option is enabled. This option allows you to update the user attributes in LDAP after updating WordPress user profile.
  • Fill in the LDAP attribute names in appropriate fields.
  • To add the custom attributes, enter the custom attribute name and click on the Save Configuration button.
  • to add multiple custom attributes, click on the [+] button.
  • LDAP Active Directory attribute mapping

Test Attribute Configuration:
  • Enter the LDAP username to test the attribute configuration.
  • Click on the Test Configuration button.
  • LDAP Authorization plugin attribute mapping testing

Configure Sign-In Settings

Enable login using LDAP:
  • Simply click on the Enable LDAP login checkbox. This will enable the users who are present in your Active Directory to log in to your WordPress website using their LDAP credentials.
  • Authenticate users from both LDAP and WordPress: This will allow users to use either of WordPress credentials or LDAP credentials.
  • Redirect after authentication: From the dropdown list select the page where you wish to redirect users after login.
  • Enable Auto Registering users if they do not exist in WordPress: Enabling this button will allow you to auto-register the users present in your active directory into your WordPress database after they log in.
  • LDAP Login sign in settings

Configuration Settings

Export Configurations:
  • Click on the checkbox to export service account password. (This will lead to your service account password to be exported in encrypted fashion in a file.)
  • Click on the Export Configuration button to export your plugin configuration in a json file.
  • LDAP Integration export configuration

Import Configurations:
  • Click on the Choose File to choose the configuration json file to import the plugin configuration.
  • Once done, click on the Import Configuration button.
  • LDAP Active Directory Integration import LDAP Configuration


  • In the Troubleshooting tab you can find the configuration details.
  • WordPress Plugin Intranet troubleshooting

Authentication Report

  • The Authentication Report will inform you about the failed login attempts that have been made while users are trying to log in to your WordPress website. This is a useful security feature and will inform you if there have been any malicious attempts at logging into your WordPress website.
  • Keep User Report table on Uninstall: Enabling this checkbox will keep the user authentication report on uninstallation of the plugin.
  • Log Authentication Requests: Enabling this checkbox will display a user authentication table.
  • WordPress Plugin Intranet authentication report

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