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LDAP Service App-bundle (Aspire 2)
AppBundle Name  Ldap services
Maven Coordinates  com.searchtechnologies.aspire:app-ldap-services
Versions  2.2.2
Type Flags  None
Inputs  N/A
Outputs  N/A

LDAP Service

Sometimes you want components or Groovy Scripts to be able to access LDAP. When you create these components or scripts, you could just put some code in there to do exactly that, but this has a couple of disadvantages:

  • You end up with repeated code
    • So any bugs you get have to be fixed in several places.
  • If you change the password of the user used to access LDAP, you have to update this in multiple places.
    • Which is just an administrative pain

In Aspire, components or scripts can access other components (see here for more details. The LDAP Service installs a component, that can be accessed by any number of other components and provides services via the Aspire LDAP Interface.

This way, you have a single code base giving access to the most common LDAP functionality and a single point of configuration

With the LDAP Service App-bundle installed, you can access common LDAP functions from other components or scripts.


This section lists all configuration parameters available to install the LDAP services Application Bundle.

General Application Configuration

Property Type Default Description
GELDAPserver String The url of the LDAP server to connect too
GEauthentication None/Simple/Digest None The type of authentication to use
GELDAPuser String The username to pass to the ldap server. Could be an Active Directory domain\user or a distinguished name
GELDAPpassword String The user's password
GEsearchBase String The default distinguished name on the server to perform searches from
GElowerCase boolean false If true, information returned will be converted to lowercase
debug Boolean false Controls whether debugging is enabled for the application. Debug messages will be written to the log files.

Configuration Example

To install the application bundle, add the configuration, as follows, to the <autoStart> section of the Aspire settings.xml.

<application config="com.searchtechnologies.aspire:app-ldap-services">
    <property name="GELDAPserver">ldap://ldap.searchtechnologies.com</property>
    <property name="useAuth">true</property>
    <property name="GEauthentication">simple</property>
    <property name="GELDAPuser">search\sdenny</property>
    <property name="GELDAPpassword">encrypted:F8CBFF4564F6781D63B5DAD8F30EC630</property>
    <property name="GEsearchBase">dc=search, dc=local</property>
    <property name="GElowerCase">false</property>
    <property name="debug">false</property>

Note: Any optional properties can be removed from the configuration to use the default value described on the table above.