Commit 4cad3a71 authored by Xavier Guimard's avatar Xavier Guimard

LEMONLDAP::NG : Version 0.9.1

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Lemonldap::NG is a modular Web-SSO based on Apache::Session modules. It
simplifies the build of a protected area with a few changes in the application.
It manages both authentication and authorization and provides headers for
accounting. So you can have a full AAA protection.
See README file to known how it works.
The proposed example use a protected site named Non
authenticated users are redirected to
1.1 - PREREQ
1.1.1 - Software
To use Lemonldap::NG, you have to run a LDAP server and of course an Apache
server compiled with mod-perl (version 1.3 or 2.x). Generaly, the version of
Apache proposed with your Linux distribution match, but some distributions used
an experimental version of mod_perl with Apache2 (mod_perl-1.99) which does
not work with Lemonldap::NG. With such distributions (like Debian-3.1), you
have to use Apache-1.3 or to use a mod_perl backport (
package for Debian works fine).
1.1.2 - Perl prereq
Perl modules:
Apache::Session, Net::LDAP, MIME::Base64, CGI, LWP::UserAgent, Cache::Cache,
DBI, XML::Simple, SOAP::Lite (only if you want to use SOAP with the manager)
With Debian:
apt-get install libapache-session-perl libnet-ldap-perl libcache-cache-perl \
libdbi-perl perl-modules libwww-perl libcache-cache-perl \
# If you want to use SOAP with the manager:
apt-get install libsoap-lite-perl
1.2.1 - Complete install
$ tar xzf lemonldap-ng-*.tar.gz
$ cd lemonldap-ng-*
$ make && make test
$ sudo make install
$ make example
1.2.2 - Install on Debian
$ tar xzf lemonldap-ng-*.tar.gz
$ cd lemonldap-ng-*
$ debuild
$ sudo dpkg -i ../lemonldap-ng*.deb
If you have build Debian packages, configuration is done by Debconf. See
/usr/share/doc/liblemonldap-ng-conf/README.Debian to use it.
After build, you have a new file named example/apache.conf. You just have to
include this file in Apache configuration:
# in httpd.conf (with Apache1)
include /path/to/lemonldap-ng/source/example/apache.conf
# or in apache2.conf (with Apache2)
include /path/to/lemonldap-ng/source/example/apache2.conf
Modify your /etc/hosts file to include:
Edit /path/to/lemonldap-ng/source/example/conf/lmConfig-1 and specify your LDAP
settings. If you don't set managerDn and managerPassword, Lemonldap::NG will
use an anonymous bind to find user dn.
(Debian users: /var/lib/lemonldap-ng/conf/lmConfig-1)
* only few parameters can be set by hand in the configuration file. You have
to use the manager to change configuration, but since the example is yet
configured, you can edit directly the file
* each new configuration is saved by the manager in a new file (or a new
record with DBI) so you can recover an old configuration by removing
Next, restart Apache use your prefered browser and try to connect to You'll be redirect to Try
to authenticate yourself with a valid account and the protected page will
appear. You will find other explanations on this page.
Configuration can be modified by connecting your browser to
It is recommended to install the example first then to adapt it.
2.1 - PREREQ
2.1.1 - Apache
To use Lemonldap::NG, you have to run a LDAP server and of course an Apache
server compiled with mod-perl (version 1.3 or 2.x). Generaly, the version of
Apache proposed with your Linux distribution match, but some distributions used
an experimental version of mod_perl with Apache2 (mod_perl-1.99) which does
not work with Lemonldap::NG. With such distributions (like Debian-3.1), you
have to use Apache-1.3 or to use a mod_perl backport (
package for Debian works fine).
For Apache2, you can use both mpm-worker and mpm-prefork. Mpm-worker works
faster and Lemonldap::NG use the thread system for best performance. If you
have to use mpm-prefork (for example if you use PHP), Lemonldap::NG will work
You can use Lemonldap::NG in an heterogene world: the authentication portal and
the manager can work in any version of Apache 1.3 or more even if mod_perl is
not compiled, with ModPerl::Registry or not... Only the handler (site protector)
need mod_perl. The different handlers can run on different servers with
different versions of Apache/mod_perl.
2.1.2 - Perl prereq
Warning: Handler and Portal parts both need Lemonldap::NG::Manager components
to access to configuration.
CGI, XML::Simple, DBI, LWP::UserAgent (and SOAP::Lite if you want to use SOAP)
With Debian:
apt-get install perl-modules libxml-simple-perl libdbi-perl libwww-perl
# If you want to use SOAP
apt-get install libsoap-lite-perl
Apache::Session, Net::LDAP, CGI, Lemonldap::NG::Manager
With Debian:
apt-get install libapache-session-perl libnet-ldap-perl perl-modules
Apache::Session, LWP::UserAgent, Cache::Cache, Lemonldap::NG::Manager
With Debian:
apt-get install libapache-session-perl libwww-perl libcache-cache-perl
If you just want to install a handler or a portal or a manager:
$ tar xzf lemonldap-ng-*.tar.gz
$ cd lemonldap-ng-*/Lemonldap-NG-(Portal|Handler|Manager)
$ perl Makefile.PL && make && make test
$ sudo make install
else for a complete install:
$ tar xzf lemonldap-ng-*.tar.gz
$ cd lemonldap-ng-*
$ make && make test
$ sudo make install
See prereq in §1.1.2
2.3.1 - Database configuration - Lemonldap::NG Configuration database
If you use DBI or another system to share Lemonldap::NG configuration, you have
to initialize the database. An example is given in example/lmConfig.mysql for
MySQL. - Apache::Session database
The choice of Apache::Session::* module is free. See Apache::Session::Store::*
or Apache::Session::* to know how to configure the module. For example, if you
want to use Apache::Session::MySQL, you can create the database like this:
id char(32),
a_session text
2.3.2 - Manager configuration
Copy example/manager.cgi and personalize it if you want (see
Lemonldap::NG::Manager). You have to set in particular configStorage. For
example with MySQL:
$my $manager = Lemonldap::NG::Manager->new ( {
dbiChain => "DBI:mysql:database=mybase;host=",
dbiUser => "lemonldap-ng",
dbiPassword => "mypass",
} );
Securise Manager access with Apache: Lemonldap::NG does not securise the manager
itself yet:
SSLEngine On
Order Deny, Allow
Deny from all
Allow from admin-network/netmask
AuthType Basic
After configuration, you can also protect the manager with an Lemonldap::NG
2.3.3 - Configuration edition
Connect to the manager with your browser start configure your Web-SSO. You have
to set at least some parameters:
a) General parameters :
* Authentication parameters -> portal : URL to access to the authentication
* Domain : the cookie domain. All protected VirtualHosts have to be under it
* LDAP parameters -> LDAP Server
* LDAP parameters -> LDAP Accout and password : required only if anonymous
binds are not accepted
* Session Storage -> Apache::Session module : how to store user sessions.
You can use all module that
inherit from Apache::Session
like Apache::Session::MySQL
* Session Storage -> Apache::Session Module parameters :
see Apache::Session::<Choosen module>
b) User groups :
Use the "New Group" button to add your first group. On the left, set the
keyword which will be used later and set on the right the corresponding rule:
you can use :
* an LDAP filter (it will be tested with the user uid)
* a Perl condition enclosed with {}. All variables declared in "General
parameters -> LDAP attributes" can be used with a "$". For example:
MyGroup / { $uid eq "foo" or $uid eq "bar" }
c) Virtual hosts
You have to create a virtual host for each Apache host (virtual or real)
protected by Lemonldap::NG even if just a sub-directory is protected. Else,
user who want to access to the protected area will be rejected with a "500
Internal Server Error" message and the apache logs will explain the problem.
Each virtual host has 2 groups of parameters:
* Headers: the headers added to the apache request. Default :
Auth-User => $uid
* Rules: subdivised in 2 categories:
* default : the default rule
* personalized rules: association of a Perl regular expression and
a condition. For example:
^/restricted.*$ / $groups =~ /\bMyGroup\b/
Lemonldap::NG uses simply the Apache log system. So use LogLevel to choose
information to display.
VERSION=`head -n1 changelog |sed -e 's/lemonldap-ng (//' -e 's/).*$$//'`
all: handler manager portal
handler: handler_conf
touch handler
portal: portal_conf
touch portal
manager: manager_conf
touch manager
configure: handler_conf portal_conf manager_conf
touch handler_conf
touch portal_conf
touch manager_conf
test: manager_test handler_test portal_test
manager_test: manager
handler_test: handler
portal_test: portal
install: handler_install portal_install manager_install
handler_install: handler
$(MAKE) -C ${HANDLERDIR} install
touch handler_install
portal_install: portal
$(MAKE) -C ${PORTALDIR} install
touch portal_install
manager_install: manager
$(MAKE) -C ${MANAGERDIR} install
touch manager_install
distclean: clean
clean: handler_clean portal_clean manager_clean
rm -rf example
find . -name '*.gz' -exec rm -vf {} \;
- $(MAKE) -C ${HANDLERDIR} distclean
rm -vf handler*
- $(MAKE) -C ${PORTALDIR} distclean
rm -vf portal*
- $(MAKE) -C ${MANAGERDIR} distclean
rm -vf manager*
example: all
chmod 1777 ${EXAMPLEDIRBUILD}/conf
cp -a ${HANDLERDIR}/example/* ${EXAMPLEDIRBUILD}/handler
cp -a ${PORTALDIR}/example/* ${EXAMPLEDIRBUILD}/portal
cp -a ${MANAGERDIR}/example/* ${EXAMPLEDIRBUILD}/manager
cp -a _example/* ${EXAMPLEDIRBUILD}
find ${EXAMPLEDIRBUILD} -type f -exec perl -i -pe 's#__DIR__/?#'${EXAMPLEDIR}'#g;s#__CONFDIR__/?#'${EXAMPLECONFDIR}'#g;' {} \;
@echo "Example is ready."
@echo "1 - Add this in your Apache configuration file:"
@echo " with Apache-1.3.x"
@echo " include ${EXAMPLEDIR}apache.conf"
@echo " or with Apache-2.x:"
@echo " include ${EXAMPLEDIR}apache2.conf"
@echo "2 - Add and in your /etc/hosts or"
@echo " modify apache.conf to use NameVirtualHost, different port or"
@echo " address;"
@echo " cat ${EXAMPLEDIRBUILD}/for_etc_hosts >> /etc/hosts"
@echo "3 - Use the manager at (after apache restart)"
@echo " or edit ${EXAMPLEDIR}/conf/lmConf-1 and set ldapServer and ldapBase."
@echo "4 - Restart Apache (or Apache2)"
@echo "5 - Try to connect to"
uninstall: configure handler_uninstall portal_uninstall manager_uninstall
handler_uninstall: handler
$(MAKE) -C ${HANDLERDIR} uninstall
rm -vf handler_uninstall
portal_uninstall: portal
$(MAKE) -C ${PORTALDIR} uninstall
rm -vf portal_uninstall
manager_uninstall: manager
$(MAKE) -C ${MANAGERDIR} uninstall
rm -vf manager_uninstall
dist: clean
- $(MAKE) clean
mkdir -p lemonldap-ng-$(VERSION)
- cp -pR lemonldap-ng-manager/ lemonldap-ng-portal/ lemonldap-ng-handler/ * lemonldap-ng-$(VERSION)