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Hello,

 

I need to check the user credentials against an LDAP server (Novell eDIr).

But I have no idea how to start. 

Can anyone help me out how to achieve this? 

Most articles are very old, or are for Microsoft AD.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Lainkes

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This is for c++.

How can I use this in Delphi? 

Can you get me in the right direction?

This is new for me.


Thanks

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Hello, many years ago, I have used something like this for Novell eDir:

 

function LdapOverPrihlaseni(aUserName, aPassword: string): boolean;
 var Ldap: TLDAPSend;
 begin
 result:=false;
 if aPassword='' then exit;
 Ldap:=TLDAPSend.Create;
 try
  Ldap.UserName:=aUserName;
  Ldap.Password:=aPassword;
  Ldap.TargetHost:=Config.LdapHost; // 'novell.xxxxx.cz';
  Ldap.TargetPort:=Config.LdapPort; // '389';
  Ldap.AutoTLS:=true;
  if Ldap.Login then begin
   if Ldap.Bind then begin
    result:=true;
   end;
  end;
 finally
  FreeAndNil(Ldap);
 end;
end;

 

ldapsend.pas was part of Synapse.

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Thanks for the info.

I downloaded the files.

How can I add these now in Delphi to use in my project?

 

Thanks for your feedback

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In the mean time I made it work.

The connection seems to be ok.

But the last step is to retrieve a field from the LDAP.

How can I do that? I need the language of the person. 

 

Thanks in advance

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1 hour ago, Lainkes said:

retrieve a field

Use

ldap_search_sW

 

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I used the solution of Vandrovnik.

So there I don't know how to retrieve a value from a field.

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5 hours ago, Vandrovnik said:

ldapsend.pas

 

9 minutes ago, Lainkes said:

there I don't know

I don't use that unit, you'll need to figure out how searches are made using it.

 

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And how can I convert your solution to Delphi?

What pas file do I need to use in my project?

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function LdapGetAttribute(aUserFqdn: string; aAttrib: string): string;
 var Ldap: TLDAPSend;
     Attribs: tStringList;
     Cn, Base: string;
 begin
 result:='';
 Ldap:=TLDAPSend.Create;
 try
  Ldap.UserName:=Config.LdapUser;
  Ldap.Password:=Config.LdapPassword;
  Ldap.TargetHost:=Config.LdapHost;
  Ldap.TargetPort:=Config.LdapPort;
  Ldap.AutoTLS:=true;
  if Ldap.Login then begin
   if Ldap.Bind then begin
    Attribs:=tStringList.Create;
    try
     Attribs.Add(aAttrib);
     RozdelLdap(aUserFqdn, Cn, Base); // cn=Valek,ou=OOOO,o=XXX -> cn=Valek  +  ou=OOOO,o=XXX
     Ldap.Search(Base, false, '('+Cn+')', Attribs);
     if (Ldap.SearchResult.Count>0)and(Ldap.SearchResult[0].Attributes.Count>0) then begin
      result:=Ldap.SearchResult[0].Attributes[0].Text;
     end;
    finally
     FreeAndNil(Attribs);
    end;
   end;
  end;
 finally
  FreeAndNil(Ldap);
 end;
end;

 

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Thanks for your answer.

I'm struggeling with 

RozdelLdap

What is that function? Delphi does not recognise it.

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Posted (edited)
26 minutes ago, Lainkes said:

Thanks for your answer.

I'm struggeling with 


RozdelLdap

What is that function? Delphi does not recognise it.

It was my function. It takes a string in the form "cn=Valek,ou=OOOO,o=XXX" and divides it to Cn "cn=Valek" and Base "ou=OOOO,o=XXX"

(I was dividing it using the first coma in the input string.)

Edited by Vandrovnik

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Can you explain this 

Attribs.Add(aAttrib);

Is aAttrib the field that I need? In my case the language field?

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Just now, Lainkes said:

Can you explain this 


Attribs.Add(aAttrib);

Is aAttrib the field that I need? In my case the language field?

Yes, but I do not know its name.

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