1.) If you had a config parameter like search filter in your application you could use that to make unwanted users invisible for the application. But this means you can't use group entries , but dynamic groups, i.e. a group is an ldapfilter, e.g. "(allowedServices=Wordpress)" and you manage group privileges in an own attribute allowedServices.

2.) You could also do this via ACLs in the server, each application using its own bind dn, which can then have read access to a subset of the data. Here you can use a.) group entries or b.) dynamic groups

3.) Of course you could also have a separate replica for each application with filtered entries, but only with dynamic groups (see 1.), but that is a lot of overhead. Beware: combining this with 2. i.e. group ACLs on replica bindDN is a rathole, don't do that!

4.) IMHO best would be to file a feature request to the application developers for supporting LDAP-groups

if not 4.) my recommendation would be 2a.) being the minimal invasive alternative.

Hope this helps,


Am 06.05.2013 12:21, schrieb Geo P.C.:

We are using many applications like zabbix, phabricator, AC etc. We need to integrate LDAP in all these applications. These application support LDAP but not group based authentication.

Please let us know is there any option to restrict selected users to login. We created all users under ou ‘users’ .

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On these application we need to login certain users only. How we can restrict it as we can’t able to restrict on application side

In these application they provide only “Base DN” and  “Search Attribute” so we can’t able to give dn: ou=users,ou=system as it gives access to all users.

So is it possible to give Base DN as “cn=Zabbix,ou=groups,ou=system” and this group contains only  user1 and user2. SO it will restrict users.

Please let us know how we can implement this scenario. Thanks in advance please help us to solve this issue.



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