[Deploying Sakai] LDAP connection question

bruceballou at olk12.com bruceballou at olk12.com
Wed Dec 8 13:57:06 PST 2010

Hello Steve,

We have built an LDAP server, and we can connect to it with the ldap
search successfully, but sakai won't authenticate.  What do you need to
see so you can show me the light (the error of my ways...)


Bruce Ballou

Sakai support

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Deploying Sakai] LDAP connection question
From: Steve Swinsburg <steve.swinsburg at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, December 06, 2010 5:25 pm
To: <bruceballou at olk12.com> <bruceballou at olk12.com>
Cc: support at olk12.com, sakai <production at collab.sakaiproject.org>,
"sakai-dev Developers (sakai-dev at collab.sakaiproject.org)"
<sakai-dev at collab.sakaiproject.org>

Hi Bruce,

As Bill mentioned in a separate email, don't get Sakai involved at this
stage, just try a normal LDAP connection to the various servers that you
need to reach. Resolve the network issues so you can connect and then
hook Sakai into them.


On 06/12/2010, at 11:37 PM, <bruceballou at olk12.com>
<bruceballou at olk12.com> wrote:

 Dear Mr. Swinsburg,

I found your instructions on utilizing LDAP for sakai authentication.  I
host sakai for some schools here in New Hampshire, USA, and I need to be
able to reach back to their LDAP servers which sit behind their
firewalls. Do you have any directions on how to best accomplish this?  I
think I need the schools to give me an IP address (public) that I can
point to and they can allow my IP address to pass to the LDAP server.

If anyone has used LDAP in this configuration, I would like to hear from
you and any findings on how you worked out any issues.

Any help you can give me on this will be greatly appreciated.


Bruce Ballou

sakai support

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