• Hi, is there an LDAP plugin compatible with nodeBB v2.2.2?
    I have installed manually the https://github.com/csturiale/nodebb-plugin-node-ldap but no LDAP Settings menu appears on administrator console.
    In any case, is there a way to integrate nodeBB 2.2.2 with a LDAP server?

  • @athedoor I managed to get this "working" in the sense that the settings apppear in the ACP, but the settings will not save

    If you navigate to <nodebbroot>\node_modules\nodebb-plugin-node-ldapindex.js` you'll see the below lines

       var user           = module.parent.require('user'),
            meta           = module.parent.require('meta'),
            db             = module.parent.require('database'),

    Change those to

       var user           = module.parent.require('../user'),
            meta           = module.parent.require('../meta'),
            db             = module.parent.require('../database'),

    Now rebuild and restart NodeBB and you should see the plugin in ACP and be able to get to the settings. What I haven't figued out yet is why the remainder does not work (doesn't save settings etc) - I see the below in the console

    Uncaught ReferenceError: require is not defined
        at node_ldap:512:5


    admin.min.js?v=5rmoufd2ukm:1 error loading node_ldap
    Error: Cannot find module './node_ldap'
        at https://kb.domain.local/assets/admin.min.js?v=5rmoufd2ukm:2:35260
        at async g (https://kb.domain.local/assets/admin.min.js?v=5rmoufd2ukm:1:33416)
        at async Promise.all (index 0)
        at async app.require (https://kb.domain.local/assets/admin.min.js?v=5rmoufd2ukm:2:54)
        at async https://kb.domain.local/assets/admin.min.js?v=5rmoufd2ukm:1:27403

    Just in the process of working through these.

  • I spent a bit more time going through this, and changed some stuff around, but still can't get it to work. I have a requirement for this myself for a work related project.

    @baris @julian any interest in making this plugin work ?

  • NodeBB Admin

    I can take a look later today, the require statements should be require.main.require('./src/user') and this needs to be moved to the modules block

  • @baris Perfect. Thanks very much.

  • @baris did you get a chance to look into this ?

    I made the following changes


        const user           = require.main.require('./src/user');
        const meta           = require.main.require('./src/meta');
        const db             = require.main.require('./src/database');
        const winston        = require.main.require('winston');
        const passport       = require.main.require('passport');
        const fs             = require.main.require('fs');
        const path           = require.main.require('path');
        const nconf          = require.main.require('nconf');
        const async          = require.main.require('async');
        const local_strategy = require.main.require('passport-local').Strategy,
        ldapjs               = require.main.require('ldapjs');

    And in plugin.json

        "id": "nodebb-plugin-node-ldap",
        "name": "Node LDAP",
        "description": "An LDAP plugin",
    	"url": "https://github.com/ink-blot/nodebb-plugin-node-ldap",
    	"library": "./index.js",
    	"hooks": [
    		{ "hook": "static:app.load", "method": "init" },
    		{ "hook": "action:auth.overrideLogin", "method": "override"	},
    		{ "hook": "filter:config.get", "method": "get_config" },
    		{ "hook": "filter:admin.header.build", "method": "admin" }
        "modules": {
        	"acpScripts": "/lib/node_ldap.js"
    	"templates": "templates"

    Still get the same errors though

    Many thanks

  • NodeBB Admin

    Haven't had a change yet, the modules block looks wrong though, it should be

    "modules: {
      "../admin/plugins/nodebb_ldap.js": "lib/node_ldap.js"

    Let me know if that works.

  • @baris Same error sadly

    VM2161:2 Uncaught ReferenceError: require is not defined
        at <anonymous>:2:5
        at W (admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:48:826)
        at Pt (admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:48:49754)
        at r.fn.init.append (admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:48:50965)
        at r.fn.init.<anonymous> (admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:48:52055)
        at Te (admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:48:33415)
        at r.fn.init.html (admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:48:51735)
        at admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:1:24108
    (anonymous) @ VM2161:2
    W @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:48
    Pt @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:48
    append @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:48
    (anonymous) @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:48
    Te @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:48
    html @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:48
    (anonymous) @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:1
    Promise.then (async)
    (anonymous) @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:1
    (anonymous) @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:1
    Promise.then (async)
    g @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:1
    (anonymous) @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:1
    success @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:1
    D @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:48
    fireWith @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:48
    tt @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:51
    (anonymous) @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:51
    load (async)
    send @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:51
    ajax @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:51
    ajaxify.loadData @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:1
    ajaxify.go @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:1
    E @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:1
    (anonymous) @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:1
    dispatch @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:48
    me.handle @ admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:48
    admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:1 error loading node_ldap
    Error: Cannot find module './node_ldap'
        at https://kb.etp.local/assets/admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:2:25033
        at async g (https://kb.etp.local/assets/admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:1:33052)
        at async Promise.all (index 0)
        at async app.require (https://kb.etp.local/assets/admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:2:54)
        at async https://kb.etp.local/assets/admin.min.js?v=mnm8h9os1sc:1:27039
  • NodeBB Admin

  • @baris thanks. I'll have a look at this tomorrow.

    Edit - no free time today sadly but will check as soon as I can

  • @baris I removed the duplicate block as you indicated above, but the "cannot find module" error still persists - the require error is now gone 🙂


  • NodeBB Admin

    Admin template needs to be in templates/admin folder and update the res.render call to use admin/nodebb_ldap

  • NodeBB Admin

    Actually should be admin/plugins folder check how its done in persona or quick start.

  • @baris thanks but I'm not sure I fully understand this. Would you mind taking a look if you have time ?


  • NodeBB Admin

    I forked it here https://github.com/NodeBB-Community/nodebb-plugin-node-ldap, the commit with the fixes https://github.com/NodeBB-Community/nodebb-plugin-node-ldap/commit/764d8c316b19a349371044be76a8ba5a396d2597.

    Let me know if it works then I can publish it to npm as @nodebb/nodebb-plugin-node-ldap

  • @baris getting a slew of errors as below

    2022-10-31T15:43:29.836Z [4567/355627] - warn:    [plugins/nodebb-plugin-node-ldap] The plugin.json field "library" is deprecated. Please use the package.json field "main" instead.
    2022-10-31T15:43:29.837Z [4567/355627] - warn: [plugins] Unable to load library for: nodebb-plugin-node-ldap
    2022-10-31T15:43:29.837Z [4567/355627] - error: Error: Cannot find module './user'
    Require stack:
    - /home/etp/domains/kb.etp.local/nodebb/src/plugins/index.js
    - /home/etp/domains/kb.etp.local/nodebb/src/meta/configs.js
    - /home/etp/domains/kb.etp.local/nodebb/src/meta/index.js
    - /home/etp/domains/kb.etp.local/nodebb/src/start.js
    - /home/etp/domains/kb.etp.local/nodebb/require-main.js
    - /home/etp/domains/kb.etp.local/nodebb/app.js
        at Function.Module._resolveFilename (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:985:15)
        at Function.Module._load (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:833:27)
        at Module.require (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:1057:19)
        at /home/etp/domains/kb.etp.local/nodebb/node_modules/nodebb-plugin-node-ldap/index.js:4:40
        at Object.<anonymous> (/home/etp/domains/kb.etp.local/nodebb/node_modules/nodebb-plugin-node-ldap/index.js:345:2)
        at Module._compile (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:1155:14)
        at Object.Module._extensions..js (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:1209:10)
        at Module.load (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:1033:32)
        at Function.Module._load (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:868:12)
        at Module.require (node:internal/modules/cjs/loader:1057:19)
    2022-10-31T15:43:29.847Z [4567/355627] - warn: [plugins/load] The following plugins may not be compatible with your version of NodeBB. This may cause unintended behaviour or crashing. In the event of an unresponsive NodeBB caused by this plugin, run `./nodebb reset -p PLUGINNAME` to disable it.
      * nodebb-rewards-essentials
      * nodebb-plugin-node-ldap
  • NodeBB Admin

    Did you check index.js for the proper require statements? They should look like

     var user = require.main.require('./src/user'),
            groups = require.main.require('./src/groups'),
            meta = require.main.require('./src/meta'),
            db = require.main.require('./src/database'),
            passport = require.main.require('passport'),

    No module.parent.require('./user'), seems like you are still using an old version.

  • Yes, I uninstalled the old one from NPM and the new one from GIT

  • @baris for clarity, I removed the older plugin, and used npm install git+https://github.com/NodeBB-Community/nodebb-plugin-node-ldap.git

  • I have a directory inside nodebb_mobules called nodebb-plugin-node-ldap-new and the below variables inside index.js

        var user = require.main.require('./src/user'),
            groups = require.main.require('./src/groups'),
            meta = require.main.require('./src/meta'),
            db = require.main.require('./src/database'),
            passport = require.main.require('passport'),
            async = require.main.require('async'),
            local_strategy = require.main.require('passport-local').Strategy,
            winston = require.main.require('winston'),
            ldapjs = require('ldapjs');
        const controllers = require.main.require('./src/controllers');

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