My installation of Tiki (8.4 production, 9.0 dev currently) is working great with LDAP authentication against Active Directory. It syncs security groups with user groups, pulls Real Name and email information, and all that stuff. I love it! What I’d really like though is for more of the LDAP user information to be available in Tiki via the User Registration tracker.
I was excited when I found that someone (Marc Laporte, perhaps?) created an LDAP field type for tracker. Unfortunately, it is one of Tiki’s many woefully undocumented or under-documented features.
“Display a field value from a specific user in LDAP”. Great. This documentation page also provides a link to the PHP file from the trunk source, or something. Yeah, I already looked at that file from my local installation.
I have spent hours trying to find a shred of information about this on the web. I’ve found NOTHING. No examples, no references to it anywhere in IRC logs or forums or anything. Has anybody ever implemented this field type anywhere?
I know that this field uses a registered Data Source Name (just finding how to access this admin panel in recent versions of Tiki requires digging around in folders on the server), but since this syntax differs so drastically from the regular LDAP config pages, I’m lost.
Is this field type just an abandoned feature that never worked in the first place, or could it actually be configured to function and pull extra user data out of Active Directory? If anyone can offer me some help on this, or at least tell me to stop wasting my time, I’d greatly appreciate it! Thanks.