Plugin / Active Directory Authentication Integration

Curtiss Grymala




  • Updated adLDAP class to latest version
  • Added ability to authenticate against multiple servers in succession, rather than just load-balancing against mirrors
  • Updated a lot of the labels and language strings to be more explanatory
  • Added new options to Display Name selector
  • Added option to randomize user’s WordPress password each time they login through AD
  • Rewrote entire authentication system
  • Added ability to auto-add users to other sites in multisite/multinetwork (assuming they are already signed into another site in the install)
  • Fixed potential bug/issue in user role equivalency
  • Added options page to individual sites in multisite environment for mapping groups to roles and authorizing by AD group
  • Moved failed logins from separate database table to native WordPress transients
  • Added custom error messages for login failures
  • Added option to display custom message when user attempts to reset/retrieve lost password


  • Updated some of the labels on the options screen to make them a little more explanatory.
  • Fixed a critical bug that stopped the options from being saved in certain situations.
  • Updated options page to use HTML label elements properly for each field
  • Tested for compatibility with WordPress 3.2


  • Updated administrative user interface to use native WordPress metaboxes


  • Separated the option to append user suffixes during validation against the AD server and appending user suffixes to the WordPress account username (previously, if you appended user suffixes to the WordPress account username, that suffix was also used in the validation process; which caused validation to fail on some AD servers). There are now two separate setting for “WordPress account suffix” and “AD Account Suffix”.
  • Updated the way “automatic user update” is handled. Previously, if you had automatic user update enabled, and you had role-equivalent settings configured, all users that matched those role-equivalent settings would be given those roles when they logged in; even if you had previously promoted a specific user to a higher WordPress role. You now have the option to enable that feature or not; separately from the setting that updates the user’s contact information on login.


  • Updated the way scripts and styles are registered within the plugin
  • Added support for Networks for WordPress multi-network plugin and Networks+ multi-network plugin
  • Hopefully fixed bug that caused existing users to not be able to login with AD credentials
  • Updated the way multi-network plugins are detected, allowing the plugin to identify multi-network setups even when the multi-network plugin is only active on one network
  • Included AD Connection Test script (a modified version) from glatze’s plugin for testing/debugging purposes
  • Added more debug information
  • Hopefully fixed a bug in authorization by AD groups
  • Fixed a bug that caused admins not to be able to configure plugin in non-Multisite installations


  • This is the first version


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