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From Ron Peterson <>
Subject Re: ldap authentication without a local user account?
Date Mon, 11 May 2009 02:06:53 GMT
2009-05-08_10:16:51-0400 jonathan <>:

> I've got Roller (4.0) authenticating to our ldap database, with a mixed 
> ldap/rollerdb config.  I've received a request to password protect a 
> specific blog, allowing all ldap users to access it, though I don't want 
> to have to create a local roller account for these people (there are 
> many, many thousands of ldap accounts).  Is there a way to do this?  I 
> can easily allow access to a blog for all authenticated users (who have 
> the "register" role), but users who aren't in the database can't log in 
> at all without a local account.  Having some sort of "guest" privilege 
> assigned to ldap-authenticated  but non-rollerdb users would be ideal, 
> but I'm not sure it's possible (well... possible without a major 
> overhaus of our authentication system).

Don't know if this suits you, but there are some sample groovy scripts
in the Roller distribution you might use to script adding the thousands
of ldap users.

Ron Peterson
Network & Systems Manager
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Holyoke College officials will *NEVER* ask for your password.

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