Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Don't ask to ask, just ask

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
After much Googling and primate forehead-scratching, i've arrived at the conclusion that there are no good explanations on the web as to how to do simple LDAP authentication against ActiveDirectory in Perl; only mountains of situation-dependent and ostensibly overcomplicated slop. So, for the benefit of the monestary, I present unto thee a block of code which performs simple LDAP authentication.
use Net::LDAP; ## Fill in the following as you would sitting down in a chair and logg +ing in with standard Windows ActiveDirectory credentials.. $userName="YOURDOMAIN\\YourADAccountNameHere"; $pw="whateverpasswordyouhave"; ## BTW, if you're getting these variables passed to you via a webpage, + it's important to convert special characters that have been translat +ed into their Unicode equivalents back to straight ASCII. (For exampl +e, if your password has a ! in it, it's going to get passed as "%21" +(or whatever)).. So, to fix that, we repack the string with some swee +t, sweet regex lovin'. If not, the following two lines should be omit +ted. $pw=~s/\%([A-Fa-f0-9]{2})/pack('C',hex($1))/seg; $pw=~s/\+/ /g; ## On with the show.. $host=""; $ldap=Net::LDAP->new($host) or die "Can't connect to LDAP server: $@"; $mesg=$ldap->bind($userName, password=>$pw); $results=sprintf("%s",$mesg->error); $mesg=$ldap->unbind; if ($results=~/Success/) { print "Thank you. You have successfully authenticated; You may now +enter"; } else { print "You are a horrible, horrible person, and a slut. Try again." +; }
There. I feel better.

In reply to Simple LDAP / ActiveDirectory Authentication by bpoag

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and all is quiet...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others cooling their heels in the Monastery: (4)
    As of 2018-05-27 19:56 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?