Zend_Ldap promoted to standard trunk

July 10, 2009 at 09:46 5 comments

After some last modifications to make the original Zend_Ldap tests pass with the new extended Zend_Ldap classes, the ZF teams has promoted the component to the standard trunk.

I assume that we’ll have a public release of the code with the 1.9 version of Zend Framework.

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  • 1. Alan Seiden  |  July 27, 2010 at 20:00

    Thank you for your work on the Ldap component. I’m working on a project where an IBM i server connects to Windows AD using Zend Framework and its Zend_Auth_Ldap and Zend_Ldap components. They work really well. In particular, I just used the getEntry() method. I don’t know if you were involved in developing it, but if so, thanks! Some of my other clients are asking for help with this technology, too, so it’s good to know we have reliable tools.

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    • 2. Stefan Gehrig  |  July 27, 2010 at 21:27

      Hi Alan,

      Thanks for your comment… Glad to hear that Zend_Ldap fits your requirements and that it works as expected.
      I’m currently working on some drafts for refactoring and new features for Zend Framework 2.0. Perhaps you have any requirements that could be part of the 2.0-release…

      Best regards
      Stefan

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  • 3. Alan Seiden  |  July 30, 2010 at 07:14

    Hi, Stefan,

    Thank you for your reply.

    As for other requirements, a client of ours would like the ZF application to automatically log users in if the user is a member of the domain–say, is already logged in to their Windows PC.

    This requirement may be better suited to Zend_Auth, but I thought I’d ask here! I’ve seen code snippets on the web but this seems like a requirement that is becoming more common all the time, and perhaps could have a solution within a ZF component.

    Best,
    Alan

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    • 4. Stefan Gehrig  |  August 2, 2010 at 08:37

      Hi Alan,

      You’re right, such a component should be a Zend_Auth adapter of some kind because it is independent of LDAP in the first place. Such a component will have to read the NTLM HTTP- headers and extract the required information which is not really a trivial task to do.
      This adapter could then team-up with Zend_Ldap to verify the authentication.

      Would be an interesting component for the Zend Framework – especially in an enterprise environment.

      Best regards
      Stefan

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  • 5. Alan Seiden  |  August 2, 2010 at 19:44

    Stefan, thanks again for your comments and your work on Zend_Ldap. If my code for reading NTLM HTTP headers does work, I’ll suggest using it in Zend_Auth.

    Alan

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