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Active Directory/LDAP Authentication Integration for Joomla Intranet Sites

Efficiently and securely manage logins across your Joomla site using Joomla LDAP/Active Directory Login Extension. Joomla LDAP allows your users to authenticate themselves using their LDAP Server credentials, including major directory systems such as Microsoft Active Directory and OpenLDAP. Joomla LDAP extension eliminates the need for multiple passwords, and improves the user experience.

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Active Directory/LDAP Integration for Joomla Intranet
What is LDAP Authentication?

What is LDAP Authentication?

  1. LDAP authentication is the process of verifying user credentials stored in a directory service such as OpenLDAP, Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Sun Active Directory, JumpCloud, FreeIPA Directory, Synology, OpenDS etc. With Joomla LDAP authentication, users can log in to your Joomla sites using their Active Directory/LDAP Server credentials.
  2. When a user attempts to access a resource (a Joomla site in this case), a request is sent to the Joomla LDAP authentication server, which then validates the entered username and password against the user data in the Active directory. If there is a match, the server checks whether the user is authorized to access the requested Joomla site, if yes, the user is logged in.

Difference between LDAP & Active Directory

LDAP is a protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services, while Active Directory is a specific implementation of a directory service that uses LDAP as its primary protocol for communication and user authentication.

Difference between LDAP and Active Directory

Key Features of Joomla LDAP Plugin


Users can login into your Joomla site using their LDAP Server/Active Directory credentials.

Login with any LDAP Attribute of Your Choice

Login to your Joomla site using any LDAP attribute(s) of your choice. Custom attributes are also allowed. Ex-cn, mail, userprincipalname, samaccountname, etc

Auto-Registration of LDAP Users

Automatic registration of users on the Joomla site when LDAP users log in for the first time

Authenticate Users from both LDAP and Joomla

A user can authenticate using both LDAP and Joomla credentials

Authenticate users from multiple search bases

Authenticate users present in different Organizational Units (OUs) in the Active Directory at the same time

Strong Kerberos Authentication

Kerberos authentication is based on symmetric key cryptography which provides scalability and secure transport of a session key, enabling you to automatically login to your Joomla site once you are logged in using your domain credentials

NTLM Authentication

NTLM uses an encrypted challenge/response mechanism to authenticate a user without sending the user's password over the wire

Assign Joomla Role(s) based on LDAP Groups

Assign Joomla role(s) to the LDAP/AD users based on their LDAP/AD groups. You can map different LDAP Server’s groups to multiple Joomla roles

Auto Fetching Of LDAP Groups

This feature will allow you to fetch data from the nested groups present on the LDAP Server

LDAP Secure Connection

Our plugin supports the LDAPS protocol which enables the encryption of LDAP data in transit during any communication with an LDAP Server, preventing credential theft

TLS Connection

Secure connection to the directory with Transport Layer Security (TLS)

Advanced Attribute Mapping

Map your Active Directory/LDAP attributes to the Joomla user profile attributes and user field attributes. You can fetch any number of attributes from your LDAP Server/Active Directory

Compatible with Joomla 5

This plugin is compatible with Joomla 3, 4 and Joomla 5. You don’t need to install a new plugin for Joomla 5.

Support in Multiple languages

This plugin supports multiple languages such as English, German, Spanish, Dutch, French, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Africans, Turkish, Czech, Greece, Danish, Portuguese, Hungarian etc.


miniOrange Joomla LDAP Login supports different LDAP implementations like Active Directory, OpenLDAP, JumpCloud, Azure AD, Microsoft AD etc and more.

Redirect users to Custom URLs

Allows you to redirect users to a custom page after successful LDAP authentication

User Authentication Report

Get a detailed report of all users who have tried logging into your Joomla website and have failed. A critical feature when it comes to security concerns

Pricing Plans for Everyone

Free Plan

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Authentication and Auto-Register users upto 100 SSO

Basic Profile Mapping (Username, Name and Email)

Support for LDAPS and TLS

Advanced Group Mapping

Authenticate users from Multiple LDAP Search Bases

Fetching LDAP Groups (Group mapping)

Auto login (SSO) into Joomla site with Kerberos/NTLM (Separate Purchase)

Basic Plan

Hit the ground running

Unlimited User Authentication and Auto-Register

Basic Profile Mapping

Support for LDAPS and TLS

Advanced Group Mapping

Authenticate users from Multiple LDAP Search Bases

Fetching LDAP Groups (Group mapping)

Auto login (SSO) into Joomla site with Kerberos/NTLM (Separate Purchase)

Most Popular

Premium Plan

Level up your Business

Unlimited Authentication and Auto-Register

Advanced Profile Mapping

Support for LDAPS and TLS

Advanced Group Mapping

Authenticate users from Multiple LDAP Search Bases

Fetching LDAP Groups (Group mapping)

Auto login (SSO) into Joomla site with Kerberos/NTLM (Separate Purchase)

Enterprise Plan

Everything you need

Unlimited Authentication and Auto-Register

Advanced Profile Mapping

Support for LDAPS and TLS

Advanced Group Mapping

Authenticate users from Multiple LDAP Search Bases

Fetching LDAP Groups (Group mapping)

Auto login (SSO) into Joomla site with Kerberos/NTLM

Compare features for all Plans

Features Free Basic Premium All-Inclusive
Authentication Limit Upto 100 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Auto-register of LDAP users in Joomla site Upto 100 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Support for LDAPS for Secure Connection to LDAP Server
Basic Joomla Profile Mapping
Advance Joomla Profile Mapping
Assign Joomla groups based on LDAP groups
Support for fetching LDAP groups automatically for group mapping
Automatic Custom Search filter builder with group restriction
Authenticate users from Multiple LDAP Search Bases
Support for automatic selection of LDAP OU's as a search base
Support for Import/Export plugin configuration
Auto-login (SSO) into Joomla site with Kerberos/NTLM (Seperate Purchase)
Redirect to custom URL after authentication
Detailed user authentication report (Seperate Purchase)
Access to all premium add-ons (Seperate Purchase)

Premium Addons

Search Staff from LDAP Directory

You may search and show users from your Active Directory onto your Joomla page with the Search Staff from LDAP Directory add-on. Consider an example in which you need to get in touch with an employee of the company but just know their name and no other way to reach them. The employee's contact information will be displayed to you once you do a search for the employee using the custom form.

Profile Picture Sync

Sync your Active Directory profile picture to your Joomla profile picture with Profile Picture Sync for Joomla add-on. Using this add-on, you can make sure users have the same profile picture across both platforms, providing a consistent user experience.

Auto Login/ NTLM SSO

By using miniOrange Auto Login/NTLM SSO add-on, you will be automatically logged in when you use your domain credentials to log in to your Joomla site. As a result, you won't have to enter your credentials repeatedly to login to your Joomla site.

Import Users from Active Directory

miniOrange Import Users from Joomla to Active Directory add-on for Joomla allows organizations to easily import and synchronize their LDAP/Active Directory users to their Joomla site. This saves time and efforts of organizations by eliminating the need for manual user registration and updation on your Joomla site. This ensures that your Joomla database is always up-to-date with the latest user information from the LDAP/Active Directory.

Password Sync

Passwords can be automatically updated in the LDAP Directory whenever a user changes or resets his or her password using the miniOrange Password Sync with LDAP Server add-on. By doing this, a user can have the same password across their Joomla website and their Active Directory account information.

Third Party Plugin User Profile Integration

The miniOrange third party plugin user profile add-on updates the user profiles created using any third party plugins with the attributes present in your Active Directory/LDAP Server.

User sync from Joomla to Active Directory

miniOrange User Sync from Joomla to Active Directory add-on for Joomla allows organizations to easily import and synchronize their Joomla user details to their LDAP/Active Directory users.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an instance?

A Joomla instance refers to a single installation of a Joomla site. It refers to each individual website where the plugin is active. In the case of multiple Joomla sites, each site will be counted as a single instance. For example, You have 3 sites hosted for development, staging, and production. This will be counted as 3 instances.

Does miniOrange offer technical support?

Yes, we provide 24*7 support for any and all issues you may face while using our LDAP Authentication plugin. This includes technical support from our developers. You can get prioritized support based on the Support Plan you have opted for.

Does miniOrange store any user data?

miniOrange does not store or transfer any data that comes from the Active Directory/LDAP to Joomla. All the data remains within your premises/server.

Does miniOrange provide developer license for paid plugins?

We do not provide a developer license for our paid plugins and the source code is protected. It is strictly prohibited to make any changes in the code without having written permission from miniOrange.

Does miniOrange offer customization?

Yes, miniOrange does provide customizations on top of our premium plugins and add-ons. We have a team of skilled developers who can customize the plugin to suit your use case and requirements.

What is the refund policy?

At miniOrange, we want to ensure you are 100% happy with your purchase. If the licensed plugin you purchased is not working as advertised and you've attempted to resolve any feature issues with our support team but couldn't get them resolved, we will refund the amount paid for the plugin. Please note that we will not refund any fees paid for support plans, support hours, or customization charges.

Note that this policy does not cover the following, any change in mind or change in requirements after purchase or Infrastructure issues that do not allow the functionality to work.

See What Our Customers Are Saying

"Perfect Plugin"

The Plugin works perfectly. Logging in with the Active Directory user does not cause any problems. The plugin is very easy to install and configure. I can highly recommend it to everyone who wants to log in with the Active Directory user.

- Heribert Vielsaecker

"Very Good Support"

I received online support via Zoom when I had a question. The supporter was very competent. He was able to solve my problem in a minute.

"A lot more than internal joomla plugin"

You have the opportunity to test step by step the plugin with LDAP and understand where is the issue.

"Great App!"

The extension and plugin does what promised. Free version gives basic options which are more then enough to test before purchase.

"Nice Functionality"

Allows group mapping with Active Directory if the Premium version purchased. Not much setting as it does what ot promises.

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