Querying Directory with LDAP

ldap2pg searches for LDAP query in sync_map items in the ldap entry.

A ldap entry contains base, scope and filter. The meaning of base, scope and filter is strictly the same as in ldapsearch. base must be defined. filter defaults to (objectClass=*), just like ldapsearch(1). scope defaults to sub, likewise. ldap2pg determine which attribute to query depending on _attribute values in grant and roles rules.


ldap2pg logs LDAP queries as ldapsearch commands. You can debug a failing query by copy-pasting the command in your shell and update parameters. Once you are okay, report back the right parameters.

A LDAP search is not mandatory. ldap2pg can create roles defined statically from YAML.

Each LDAP search is done once and only once. There is neither loop nor deduplication of LDAP searches.

Mapping LDAP attributes to Postgres

In role and grant rules, each key ending with _attribute maps to an attribute in the LDAP entry.

ldap2pg apply the role or grant rule for each value of the attribute of each entries returned by the directory.

If the attribute is of type Distinguished Name (DN), you can refer to the first Relative Distinguished Name (RDN) of the value like this: attrname.rdn. For example, if a LDAP entry has member attribute with value cn=toto,ou=people,dc=ldap,dc=acme,dc=fr, name_attribute: member.cn will generate toto.


- ldap:
    base: ou=people,dc=ldap,dc=ldap2pg,dc=docker
    name_attribute: cn
    options: LOGIN

- ldap:
    base: ou=people,dc=ldap,dc=ldap2pg,dc=docker
    scope: sub
    filter: >
  - name_attribute: member.cn
    options: LOGIN