[ejabberd] ejabberd and Active Directory authentication

Leif Johansson leifj at it.su.se
Thu Aug 26 13:48:56 MSD 2004

James Tait wrote:
> Hi Fernando,
> I tried to do the same, but didn't have any luck.  I couldn't even get
> standard openldap tools like ldapsearch to bind to the AD server, though I
> can query it.  In the end, I used the external authentication patch and
> knocked together a small application to do SMB authentication against the AD
> server instead.  I posted it to the list fairly recently.
> Hope this helps,

NB! You need use SASL+GSSAPI+Kerbeos (probably with RC4 support) to talk
to an active-directory server. Good stuff here if you need details:


The problem is of course that ejabberd doesn't have a GSSAPI sasl mech.
Imho we need that anyway for xmpp sasl support. It might be necessary
to cobble together an external sasl framewok using cyrus-sasl or gnu
sasl to achieve this goal.

	MVH leifj

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