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A django Active Directory group management abstraction that uses python-ldap as a backend for cross-platform compatability.

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Version: 1.0.0
Dependencies:Python 2.7, Django 1.5.2+
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Author: Alex Kavanaugh <>
License:GNU LGPL (


Run pip install ldap-groups

Add ldap-groups to INSTALLED_APPS



There are a few settings that must be configured before ldap-groups will run.


LDAP_GROUPS_SERVER_URI - The ldap server’s uri, e.g. ‘ldap://example.comLDAP_GROUPS_BASE_DN - The base search dn, e.g. ‘DC=example,DC=com’


LDAP_GROUPS_BIND_DN - The bind user’s DN LDAP_GROUPS_BIND_PASSWORD - The bind user’s password

NOTE: while a bind user is optional, many servers’ security settings will deny anonymous access.

LDAP_GROUPS_USER_LOOKUP_ATTRIBUTE - The attribute by which to search when looking up users (should be unique). Defaults to 'sAMAccountName'. LDAP_GROUPS_ATTRIBUTE_LIST - A list of attributes returned for each member while pulling group members. An empty list should return all attributes. Defaults to ['displayName', 'sAMAccountName', 'distinguishedName'].


In its current state, ldap-groups can perform three functions:

  • Add a member to a group
  • Remove a member from a group
  • Get all members of a group (and their attributes) [only retrieves user object classes at this point]

An ADGroup instance only requires one argument to function: a group’s distinguished name. Once the ADGroup is instantiated, the rest is fairly simple:

from ldap_groups import ADGroup

GROUP_DN = "ou=users,dc=example,dc=com"

class ADGroupModifier(object):

    def __init__(self):
        self.ad_group_instance = ADGroup(GROUP_DN)

    def add_member(self):

    def remove_member(self):

    def get_group_member_info(self):
        return self.ad_group_instance.get_member_info()

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