Configure Apache authnz_ldap_module to Use Cloud LDAP


  • See Use Cloud LDAP to obtain the JumpCloud specific settings required below.

This process was qualified on 01/25/2017 with Ubuntu 16.04 and Server version: Apache/2.4.18 (Ubuntu).  The scope of this article provides proof of concept for basic LDAP authentication only. For additional items like enabling SSL, group authentication, etc., please see Apache documentation.

  1. Enable the module:
    # a2enmod ldap authnz_ldap
    Enabling module ldap.
    Considering dependency ldap for authnz_ldap:
    Module ldap already enabled
    Enabling module authnz_ldap.
    To activate the new configuration, you need to run:
    service apache2 restart
  2. Create a new site configuration in /etc/apache2/sites-available/ldap.conf:
    <Directory /var/www/html/ldap>
    AuthName “LDAP Auth Test”
    AuthType Basic
    AuthBasicProvider ldap
    AuthLDAPBindDN uid=LDAP_BINDING_USER,ou=Users,o=YOUR_ORG_ID,dc=jumpcloud,dc=com
    AuthLDAPURL ldaps://,o=YOUR_ORG_ID,dc=jumpcloud,dc=com #Determines if other authentication providers are used when a user can be mapped to a DN but the server cannot successfully bind with the user’s credentials.
    AuthLDAPBindAuthoritative off
    Require valid-user
  3. Create the site directory and enable the site:
    # mkdir /var/www/html/ldap
    # a2ensite ldap
    Enabling site ldap.
    To activate the new configuration, you need to run:
    service apache2 reload
    # service apache2 reload
  4. Create a test page and check for required authentication by visiting the page:
    echo “Hello World” > /var/www/html/ldap/index.html
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