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An LDAP database backend for Django

Project description

django-ldapdb - support for django models over LDAP
Copyright (c) 2009-2011, Bolloré Telecom
Copyright (c) 2013, Jeremy Lainé

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_django-ldapdb_ is an LDAP database backend for Django. It allows you to
manipulate LDAP entries using Django's models. Declaring models using the
LDAP backend is very staightforward, you simply inherit from
_ldapdb.models.Model_ and declare the fields in the same way as for regular
models. You can even edit the LDAP entries using Django's admin interface.

_django-ldapdb_ requires Django version 1.2.x, 1.3.x, 1.4.x, 1.5.x, 1.6.x
or 1.7.x.

_django-ldapdb_ is distributed under the BSD license, see the LICENSE
file for details. See AUTHORS file for a full list of contributors.

Using django-ldapdb

Add the following to your _settings.py_:

'ldap': {
'ENGINE': 'ldapdb.backends.ldap',
'NAME': 'ldap://',
'USER': 'cn=admin,dc=nodomain,dc=org',
'PASSWORD': 'some_secret_password',
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):

def __unicode__(self):

_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_.

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