Bitnami stack install windows sbs2003 active directory problem

Added by andy copsey about 11 years ago

I'm a newbie to a lot of this and would greatly appreciate some basic guidance. Have installed redmine bitnami stack 0.8.5 which AFAIK is running mysql. redmine works, emails work, adding users works and I can add and edit issues. However I cannot get active directory to work. Ideally - I want to assign existing security groups to projects, but it would be good just to be able to authenticate individual users (one step at a time!)

I don't understand the ldap settings page and cannot relate the contents of the fields to info I can get from the sbs server. Have created a new authentication mode and pressing on the test - it reports successful connection - so it is correct to that point. However having changed my user login to use this rather than local authentication - I cannot login. I presume it is failing to find me as a user in AD.

In our server - the active directory structure in the server damager looks like this
advanced management |active directory users and computers |coppo23.local |MyBusiness |Users |SBSUsers
Fred
andy
sid
etc

From this - how do I work out the distinguished name entry for redmine?

I have attached a screen shot of the redmine page

Secondly - one to look at later perhap - is the idea of linking existing security groups to projects possible for someone with limited experience and if so can you point me at info to do this. (I am a general engineer with lots of embedded experience - but specifically no background in ruby, apache and sql!)

Any help greatly appreciated.

Coppo

redmine.JPG - Screen shot of redmine ldap settings (37.8 KB)

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RE: Bitnami stack install windows sbs2003 active directory problem - Added by andy copsey about 11 years ago

andy copsey wrote:

I'm a newbie to a lot of this and would greatly appreciate some basic guidance. Have installed redmine bitnami stack 0.8.5 which AFAIK is running mysql. redmine works, emails work, adding users works and I can add and edit issues. However I cannot get active directory to work. Ideally - I want to assign existing security groups to projects, but it would be good just to be able to authenticate individual users (one step at a time!)

I don't understand the ldap settings page and cannot relate the contents of the fields to info I can get from the sbs server. Have created a new authentication mode and pressing on the test - it reports successful connection - so it is correct to that point. However having changed my user login to use this rather than local authentication - I cannot login. I presume it is failing to find me as a user in AD.

In our server - the active directory structure in the server damager looks like this
advanced management |active directory users and computers |coppo23.local |MyBusiness |Users |SBSUsers
Fred
andy
sid
etc

From this - how do I work out the distinguished name entry for redmine?

I have attached a screen shot of the redmine page

Secondly - one to look at later perhap - is the idea of linking existing security groups to projects possible for someone with limited experience and if so can you point me at info to do this. (I am a general engineer with lots of embedded experience - but specifically no background in ruby, apache and sql!)

Any help greatly appreciated.

Coppo

I have done some more testing using softerra tools and thought I was getting somewhere - still not far enough though.

If I navigate to the users pot in softerra ldap admin tool a typical user - me in this case - has a distinguished name as follows
distinguishedName: CN=myname,OU=SBSUsers,OU=Users,OU=MyBusiness,DC=ADI,DC=local

I still don't know exactly what to enter for the base DN in redmine - I currently have

OU=SBSUsers,OU=Users,OU=MyBusiness,DC=ADI,DC=local

In redmine attributes Login I have sAMAccountName and I have checked in softerra that this exactly matches the login name myname.

Turning on logging in windows event monitor I am seeing error 525 - name not found.

I have set up an account and password for redmine authentication mode as I discovered without it - I was getting a binding error reported in event viewer.

HELP! There has to be someone out there who has been through this pain before and sorted it!

RE: Bitnami stack install windows sbs2003 active directory problem - Added by andy copsey almost 11 years ago

Sorted active directory at long last.

The only thing that was wrong is that the account needs to be formatted as a distinguished name - not a login name. Grrr. The base name didn't really matter as long as it included the location where all the users where located.

See attached file.

redmine.jpg - Now working settings - company name edited (61.4 KB)

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