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Project Description

django-ldapdb is an LDAP database backend for Django, allowing to manipulate LDAP entries through Django models.

It supports most of the same APIs as a Django model:

  • MyModel.objects.create()
  • MyModel.objects.filter(x=1, y__contains=2)
  • Full admin support and browsing

django-ldapdb supports Django versions 1.8 to 1.10, and Python 2.7/3.4/3.5.

Installing django-ldapdb

Use pip: pip install django-ldapdb

You might also need the usual LDAP packages from your distribution, usually named openldap or ldap-utils.

Using django-ldapdb

Add the following to your settings.py:

DATABASES = {
    'ldap': {
        'ENGINE': 'ldapdb.backends.ldap',
        'NAME': 'ldap://ldap.nodomain.org/',
        'USER': 'cn=admin,dc=nodomain,dc=org',
        'PASSWORD': 'some_secret_password',
     },
    'default': {
        'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.sqlite3',
        'NAME': os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'db.sqlite3'),
     },
}
DATABASE_ROUTERS = ['ldapdb.router.Router']

If you want to access posixGroup entries in your application, you can add something like this to your models.py:

from ldapdb.models.fields import CharField, IntegerField, ListField
import ldapdb.models

class LdapGroup(ldapdb.models.Model):
    """
    Class for representing an LDAP group entry.
    """
    # LDAP meta-data
    base_dn = "ou=groups,dc=nodomain,dc=org"
    object_classes = ['posixGroup']

    # posixGroup attributes
    gid = IntegerField(db_column='gidNumber', unique=True)
    name = CharField(db_column='cn', max_length=200, primary_key=True)
    members = ListField(db_column='memberUid')

    def __str__(self):
        return self.name

    def __unicode__(self):
        return self.name

and add this to your admin.py:

from django.contrib import admin
from . import models

class LDAPGroupAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
    exclude = ['dn', 'objectClass']
    list_display = ['gid', 'name']

admin.site.register(models.LDAPGroup, LDAPGroupAdmin)
Important note:

You must declare an attribute to be used as the primary key. This attribute will play a special role, as it will be used to build the Relative Distinguished Name of the entry.

For instance in the example above, a group whose cn is foo will have the DN cn=foo,ou=groups,dc=nodomain,dc=org.

Tuning django-ldapdb

It is possible to adjust django-ldapdb’s behavior by defining a few parameters in the DATABASE section:

PAGE_SIZE (default: 1000)
Define the maximum size of a results page to be returned by the server
QUERY_TIMEOUT (default: no limit)

Define the maximum time in seconds we’ll wait to get a reply from the server (on a per-query basis).

Note

This setting applies on individual requests; if a high-level operation requires many queries (for instance a paginated search yielding thousands of entries), the timeout will be used on each individual request; the overall processing time might be much higher.

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