LDAP Explorer 1.18 review

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LDAP Explorer is designed to work as a generic Web-based LDAP Client running on the server side

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 0K
Developer: Terrence Miao
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LDAP Explorer is designed to work as a generic Web-based LDAP Client running on the server side. It lets you browse an LDAP server through an hierarchical tree. It also lets you add, modify. rename, or delete entries and attributes of an entry.

LDAP Explorer has been tested against Apache Web Server, Open LDAP Server, Netscape Directory Server as well as Novell eDirectory for Linux (Trail version 8.1) so far. Also Microsoft Active Directory server, Papp Zolt?n said it works.

LDAP Explorer version >= 1.15 needs Apache or Netscape web server with PHP version 4.xx with ldap support


Because very bizarre behavior in PHP 4.0.4pl1, LDAP Explorer doesn't work well with it at the moment. Please stay at version 4.0.3pl1.


1. Change directory to web server root directory and unpack tar file:

[root@igloo /root]# cd /var/www/html
[root@igloo html]# tar xvfz LDAPExplorer-x.xx.tar.gz

2. Create a tmp directory under web server root directory (to keep temporary tree structure and mime type files), e.g.:

[root@igloo /root]# mkdir /home/httpd/html/tmp

if your apache is running as user nobody:

[root@igloo /root]# chown nobody:nobody /home/httpd/html/tmp

or as user apache:

[root@igloo /root]# chown apache:apache /home/httpd/html/tmp

3. Change default setting in default.php, e.g.: set $default->root_html to "/var/www/html" (it points to server root - in Apache see ServerRoot setting) and $default->tmpdir to "/" or "/tmp" depend on your system

4. turn magic quotes off in PHP. in php.ini:

magic_quotes_gpc = Off

or in apache configuration file, e.g, access.conf:

< Location /LDAPExplorer>
DirectoryIndex login.php

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps

php_value magic_quotes_gpc off
(without space)

5. That's all. Open your browser (Browser should support frame and javascript), go to URL:


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