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Run OpenLDAP With a UI on Docker

In this tutorial we will setup two containers, openldap and a openldap ui to manage our users on openldap.

What is OpenLDAP

OpenLDAP is an open source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, which makes it possible for organizations to use centralized authentication and directory access services over a network.

Configuration

This stack will boot a openldap and openldap-ui container container with the following docker-compose.yml:

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version: "3.8"

services:
  openldap:
    image: osixia/openldap:1.5.0
    container_name: openldap
    volumes:
      - ./storage/ldap_db:/var/lib/ldap
      - ./storage/ldap_config:/etc/ldap/slapd.d
    environment:
      - LDAP_ORGANISATION=example-org
      - LDAP_DOMAIN=example.org
      - LDAP_ADMIN_PASSWORD=admin
      - LDAP_CONFIG_PASSWORD=config
      - LDAP_RFC2307BIS_SCHEMA=true
      - LDAP_REMOVE_CONFIG_AFTER_SETUP=true
      - LDAP_TLS_VERIFY_CLIENT=never
    networks:
      - openldap

  openldap-ui:
    image: wheelybird/ldap-user-manager:v1.5
    container_name: openldap-ui
    environment:
      - LDAP_URI=ldap://openldap
      - LDAP_BASE_DN=dc=example,dc=org
      - LDAP_REQUIRE_STARTTLS=FALSE
      - LDAP_ADMINS_GROUP=admins
      - LDAP_ADMIN_BIND_DN=cn=admin,dc=example,dc=org
      - LDAP_ADMIN_BIND_PWD=admin
      - LDAP_IGNORE_CERT_ERRORS=true
      - NO_HTTPS=TRUE
      - PASSWORD_HASH=SSHA
      - SERVER_HOSTNAME=localhost:18080
    depends_on:
      - openldap
    ports:
      - 18080:80
    networks:
      - openldap

networks:
  openldap:
    name: openldap

Boot

Boot the stack with docker-compose:

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docker-compose up -d

You can access OpenLDAP-UI on port 18080 and the admin password will be admin. You will have admin access to create users.

Verify Users

Access the openldap container:

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docker-compose exec openldap bash

You can use ldapsearch to verify our user:

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ldapsearch -x -h openldap -D "uid=ruan,ou=people,dc=example,dc=org" -b "ou=people,dc=example,dc=org" -w "$PASSWORD" -s base 'uid=ruan'

Or we can use ldapwhoami:

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ldapwhoami -vvv -h ldap://openldap:389 -p 389 -D 'uid=ruan,ou=people,dc=example,dc=org' -x -w "$PASSWORD"

Which will provide a output with something like:

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ldap_initialize( <DEFAULT> )
dn:uid=ruan,ou=people,dc=example,dc=org
Result: Success (0)

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