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GUM is a web application for managing users and groups stored in an LDAP server.

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GUM (Group, User Manager)

GUM allows you to manage user accounts and groups stored in an LDAP server. It provides a user-friendly web interface for managing those users and groups. It also has a plug-in system to allow Python extensions to be called when modifications are made to LDAP entries.

GUM is written in Python using the Grok web framework.


GUM is intended to be installed using Buildout. It requires Python 2.6.

$ python2.6 bootstrap/ $ ./bin/buildout

From here you can start a development LDAP server with:

$ ./bin/slapd start

Then start the web server with:

$ ./bin/zopectl start

This will start the server on port 8080.

More likely than not though, you want to install a version to use in production. In this case, copy the ‘buildout.cfg’ file and name it ‘production.cfg’. Then edit this file with production configuration, and install it with:

$ ./bin/buildout -c production.cfg

But the buildout config is still a bit murky at the moment, as well as the post-installation experience – if you are trying to install this and get stuck, please contact the author by email.


To develop GUM you should have an LDAP instance for developing with. You must have OpenLDAP pre-installed (currently this works on Mac OS X, will need tweaking for other OSes). You must start this instance before running the app or functional tests:

$ ./bin/slapd start

If you need to debug LDAP, it can be started in debug mode with:

$ /usr/libexec/slapd -f ./parts/slapd/slapd.conf -d 255

-h ldap://

Note that the functional tests expect the server to start on port 1700.

Changelog for GUM

0.8.1 (2009-03-20)

  • Basic metadata and README.txt added.

0.8 (2009-03-20)

  • Start of the history.

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