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RE: LDAP proxy for AD

I am not worried about the client machine binding to the proxy server as
long as the proxy server binds with a user to the AD server.

Right now what is happening is:

Issue " id user " on the client server, the connect then makes it to proxy
server as anonymous, but the proxy never attempts to bind to the AD server
to verify if "user" exists in AD.  If I issues the same command " id user "
from the proxy server, it binds to AD and give me information about the
user.  I can't figure out how to get the client server to bind to the AD
server "through" the proxy?


-----Original Message-----
From: Pierangelo Masarati [mailto:ando@sys-net.it] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 9:12 AM
To: Lynn York
Cc: openldap-technical@openldap.org
Subject: Re: LDAP proxy for AD

Lynn York wrote:
> When I issue "id user" from the client machine I can see the connection to
> the proxy server, but I do not see the connection from the proxy to the AD
> server.  It also binds anonymously through the proxy and I need it to bind
> with a certain user.
> [ SNIPPET  FROM slapd.conf ]
> database        ldap
> suffix          "dc=ldaptest,dc=local"
> uri             "ldap://2008vm1.inetu.net";
> acl-bind        bindmethod=simple
>                 binddn="CN=Bind User,CN=Users,DC=ldaptest,DC=local"
>                 credentials="testing"
> idassert-bind   bindmethod=simple
>                 authzID="u:bind"
>                 mode=self
>                 binddn="CN=Bind User,CN=Users,DC=ldaptest,DC=local"
>                 credentials="testing"

First of all, authzID is only useful if "mode" is not given, as 
specified in the man page; it's ignored in your case.

Second, the idassert-bind directive is only honored if the user 
authenticates, while your application is probably binding anonymously to 
the proxy.

If you want idassert to work also for anonymous operations (not 
recommended, as this defeats the security model of the remote server, by 
letting it believe that the proxy authenticated users while it didn't), 
you need to explicitly enable it using an idassert-authzFrom rule that 
includes anonymous, like

idassert-authzFrom "dn.regex:.*"


Ing. Pierangelo Masarati
OpenLDAP Core Team

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