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Re: Need to configure openLDAP client to request authenication in LDAP version 2 format

This would be adjusted in your slapd.conf. See http://linux.die.net/man/5/slapd.conf

You will need an allow statement such as "allow bind_v2".


On Jun 23, 2008, at 11:28 AM, kenglund wrote:


I am installing a new version of our Zope/Plone software for hosting our web portal. The new software is using a product called PloneLDAP, which (I think) in turn requests authentication using openLDAP client. openLDAP is authenticating through our mail server, which wants bind requests in version 2 format. Modification of the mail server software to use version 3 authentication does not seem to be an option, as (according to my Tech guy) it is “really not LDAP”, but has an “LDAP Like” interface. The interface requires the bind to look like this:

ldapConnection, userid, password

not in version 3 format, which looks like this:

ldapConnection, uid=”userid”, password

I have tried to force openLDAP client to perform bind requests using the “ldap_version 2” parameter in the /usr/local/etc/openldap/ ldap.conf system-wide ldap configuration file, and also in a .ldaprc file stored in the Zope working directory. Neither seem to work. Can anyone tell me how to successfully configure openLDAP to send a version 2 bind request?