passport-ldapauth

LDAP authentication strategy for Passport

passport-ldapauth

Passport authentication strategy against LDAP server. This module is a Passport strategy wrapper for ldapauth-fork

npm install passport-ldapauth

var LdapStrategy = require('passport-ldapauth');
 
passport.use(new LdapStrategy({
    server: {
      url: 'ldap://localhost:389',
      ...
    }
  }));
  • server: LDAP settings. These are passed directly to ldapauth-fork. See its documentation for all available options.

    • url: e.g. ldap://localhost:389
    • bindDn: e.g. cn='root'
    • bindCredentials: Password for bindDn
    • searchBase: e.g. o=users,o=example.com
    • searchFilter: LDAP search filter, e.g. (uid={{username}}). Use literal {{username}} to have the given username used in the search.
    • searchAttributes: Optional array of attributes to fetch from LDAP server, e.g. ['displayName', 'mail']. Defaults to undefined, i.e. fetch all attributes
    • tlsOptions: Optional object with options accepted by Node.js tls module.
  • usernameField: Field name where the username is found, defaults to username

  • passwordField: Field name where the password is found, defaults to password

  • passReqToCallback: When true, req is the first argument to the verify callback (default: false):

      passport.use(new LdapStrategy(..., function(req, user, done) {
          ...
          done(null, user);
        }
      ));
    

Note: you can pass a function instead of an object as options, see the example below

Use passport.authenticate(), specifying the 'ldapauth' strategy, to authenticate requests.

In addition to default authentication options the following options are available for passport.authenticate():

  • badRequestMessage flash message for missing username/password (default: 'Missing credentials')
  • invalidCredentials flash message for InvalidCredentialsError, NoSuchObjectError, and /no such user/i LDAP errors (default: 'Invalid username/password')
  • userNotFound flash message when LDAP returns no error but also no user (default: 'Invalid username/password')
  • constraintViolation flash message when user account is locked (default: 'Exceeded password retry limit, account locked')
var express      = require('express'),
    passport     = require('passport'),
    bodyParser   = require('body-parser'),
    LdapStrategy = require('passport-ldapauth');
 
var OPTS = {
  server: {
    url: 'ldap://localhost:389',
    bindDn: 'cn=root',
    bindCredentials: 'secret',
    searchBase: 'ou=passport-ldapauth',
    searchFilter: '(uid={{username}})'
  }
};
 
var app = express();
 
passport.use(new LdapStrategy(OPTS));
 
app.use(bodyParser.json());
app.use(bodyParser.urlencoded({extended: false}));
app.use(passport.initialize());
 
app.post('/login', passport.authenticate('ldapauth', {session: false}), function(reqres) {
  res.send({status: 'ok'});
});
 
app.listen(8080);

Simple example config for connecting over ldaps:// to a server requiring some internal CA certificate (often the case in corporations using Windows AD).

var fs = require('fs');
 
var opts = {
  server: {
    url: 'ldaps://ad.corporate.com:636',
    bindDn: 'cn=non-person,ou=system,dc=corp,dc=corporate,dc=com',
    bindCredentials: 'secret',
    searchBase: 'dc=corp,dc=corporate,dc=com',
    searchFilter: '(&(objectcategory=person)(objectclass=user)(|(samaccountname={{username}})(mail={{username}})))',
    searchAttributes: ['displayName', 'mail'],
    tlsOptions: {
      ca: [
        fs.readFileSync('/path/to/root_ca_cert.crt')
      ]
    }
  }
};
...

Instead of providing a static configuration object, you can pass a function as options that will take care of fetching the configuration. It will be called with the and a callback function having the standard (err, result) signature. Notice that the provided function will be called on every authenticate request.

var getLDAPConfiguration = function(reqcallback) {
  // Fetching things from database or whatever 
  process.nextTick(function() {
    var opts = {
      server: {
        url: 'ldap://localhost:389',
        bindDn: 'cn=root',
        bindCredentials: 'secret',
        searchBase: 'ou=passport-ldapauth',
        searchFilter: '(uid={{username}})'
      }
    };
 
    callback(null, opts);
  });
};
 
var LdapStrategy = require('passport-ldapauth');
 
passport.use(new LdapStrategy(getLDAPConfiguration,
  function(userdone) {
    ...
    return done(null, user);
  }
));

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