The "ldap" Module

This module depends on a third-party library (OpenLDAP) and must be manually enabled at compile time.

Once you have installed the dependency you can enable this module using the following command:

./configure --enable-extras m_ldap.cpp


This module provides the ability for LDAP modules to query a LDAP directory.


To load this module use the following <module> tag:

<module name="ldap">


The <database> tag defines a PostgreSQL database to connect to. This tag can be defined as many times as required.

Name Type Default Value Description
module Text None Required! This MUST be set to "ldap" to connect to an LDAP directory.
id Text None Required! The name that LDAP-using modules can refer to this <database> tag using.
bindauth Text None Required! The password for the Distinguished Name specified in the binddn field.
binddn Text None Required! The Distinguished Name to bind to for searching,
searchscope Text subtree The scope of the search for the LDAP entry.
server Text None Required The ldaps:// or ldap:// URL for your LDAP server.
timeout Duration 5s The time to wait before expiring an unresponsive LDAP connection.

The searchscope field should be set to one of the following values:

Value Description
base Search only the LDAP object itself.
onelevel Search the LDAP object and its immediate children.
subtree Search the LDAP object and all descendants.
Example Usage
<database module="ldap"