Configure Apache Directory Studio with Joomla LDAP for Intranet
To use the Apache Directory server, install the Apache Directory Server from here. To install and use the Apache Directory server, ensure that you have the JRE version already installed.
1. Apache Directory Server
Follow the steps below to configure Apache Directory Server:
To install the Apache Directory Studio, follow the following steps.
After launching the .exe file, the following window will open and click on Next.
You can read the Terms and conditions and click on I Agree.
You can select the Destination Folder and then click on Install.
After the installation is complete, a message will appear that the installation is complete and the following screen will appear, Click on Next.
To close the installation, click on Finish.
After the successful installation of Apache Directory Server, the next to setup an Active Directory.
2. Steps To Setup An Active Directory
On opening Apache Directory Studio the following screen will appear. To create a new Active Directory go to LDAP Servers and click on New LDAP Server icon, as shown below.
The following window will appear, select the Apache Server, add the Server Name and click on Finish.
The following screen will appear and an Apache Studio server will be created. The server will be in a stopped state, to run the server, click on the Apache Server and the click on the Run icon as shown in the picture below.
Right click on the Apache server and click on the Create a connection.
A connection is successfully created and the following message will be shown.
To get the Port number and Server URL click on properties, the hostname and the Port number will be shown there.
3. Creating a New User
To create a new user right click User Organization Unit -> New -> New Entry.
Click on Create entry from scratch and then click on Next.
The following screen will appear with the list of Available object classes.
Search for inetOrgPerson and click on Add.
The object classes for a user will be shown as below. Click on Next.
Select the distinguished name by selecting the RDN name.
Add the uid name or the cn name and then click on Next.
Before saving the user the user attributes will be shown as below. You can add the details as desired and click on Finish.
The user with the following details will be saved.
To add new attributes or password to the newly created user, click on Add Attribute icon.
Select the attribute that you want to add for the user.
To add a user's password search for select userPassword and click on Finish.
Enter the user Password and click on Ok.
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