Configure Directory Search for Joomla LDAP/Active Directory
Joomla LDAP Search Directory Plugin allows you to search and display the users present in your
Active Directory /
LDAP Server on a Joomla page using a shortcode. The users will be fetched from the Active
dynamically. Any of the Active Directory/LDAP users will not be created in your Joomla website and no user
information will be stored in Joomla. Our plugin will seamlessly allow you to search through your business
directory, employee directory or any other search directory from your Joomla website.
Please refer our detailed Handbook for the Joomla LDAP plugin,
which gives an in-depth explanation of the various features of the plugin. You can get to the handbook at anytime
directly from the plugin's UI for quicker
1. Download and
Setup Joomla LDAP Search Directory
Download the zip file for the miniOrange LDAP Active Directory
Joomla from the given link.
Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console .
From left toggle menu,
click on System ,
then under Install section click on Extensions .
Upload the downloaded zip file to install the Joomla Active Directory plugin.
Installation of plugin is successful. Now click on Start Using miniOrange Joomla Active Directory plugin.
Configure Joomla LDAP Search Directory
Go to the LDAP/AD Connection tab. Here we will enter the LDAP/AD Connection
Information to establish connection with the LDAP server.
1. Directory Server: Select your LDAP server from the Directory server dropdown.
2. LDAP Server URL: Enter the Server URL.
3. Username: Enter the bind dn to connect to your Active Directory/LDAP Server.
4. Password: Enter the Bind DN password.
5. Username Attribute: Enter your search filter to search for users in your Active
Click on the Save Configuration button.
Go to the Attribute Mapping tab:
Enter the LDAP Search Base to search for your users in the Active Directory.
You can also click Possible Search Bases/Base DNs to retrieve the list of the search bases.
Then click on the Save Search Base button.
In the User Attributes Receiving section,
enter a username in the given field then click on the Check Attribute Receiving button to
see all attributes.
Then under LDAP/AD Attribute Configuration section,
you can map attributes to attribute labels,
and the click on Save Attribute Mapping button.
you can choose the LDAP attributes that will be used for your user search,
under the Attributes To Search By section.
In the Retrieve Users tab,
you can retrieve all users in the Company and Department. Click on the Possible Company
Names and Possible Department Names button to select from a list of Company and
Finally go to the Display Configuration section to customize the user details
cards and the Search bar .
Under the Display Configuration section you can copy the shortcode to display users in your
You have successfully configured the Joomla LDAP Search Directory plugin.
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