Is there any popular forum software (installable, not hosted), that has LDAP integration for users?

Ubuntu server, Python would be nice but not required, authentication only for now, although profiles would be nice at a later point


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Have you had a look at phpBB3? You can read about their default auth settings here: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Communication-settings-in-phpBB3-65420.shtml

They offer LDAP.

  • Works well too.
    – Tom Wright
    Commented Sep 19, 2010 at 13:22

Consider our AspNetForum as well, it's supports Windows-integrated authentication and integrates tightly with Active Directory http://www.jitbit.com/asp-net-forum/

It's an ASP.NET-based forum though, requires a Windows-server, not Ubuntu/Python.

PS. Please do not consider it as self-promotion since we offer a free version which is not time-limited.

  • Normally self promotion gets voted down but since you were upfront about it it may happen. We don't mind self promotion as long as it's relevant and not the only reason why you're here. But be sure to read our faq as it covers this in more detail.
    – John Conde
    Commented Jul 15, 2011 at 20:10

Actually older version of Invision Power Board (IPB) has a mod to do that. It's the IPB 1.3. Available at IBForen > http://www.ibforen.de/forum/index.php?showtopic=13559

Don't worry, IPB 1.3 is perfectly legal to use for free (no need of license), as long as you don't receive the software through illegal means. IBForen also have the security patch and feature updates to make it relevant to modern forum software uses.

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