node-red-contrib-nr-ldapauth 1.0.8

Authenticate against LDAP server

npm install node-red-contrib-nr-ldapauth

This node was made to authenticate POST web requests in Node-RED. Pass msg.payload.u as the username and msg.payload.p as the password to authenticate against an LDAP server. It will return msg.auth as true (successful) or false (failure) and log failed attempts to the Node-RED log with requester's IP address. This node can be used for any authentication request but if msg.req.ip is not defined it will be replaced with localhost.

For an Active Directory setup

Server: Any domain controller. Use FQDN if using LDAPS.

Bind Username: cn=username,ou=Organizational Unit,DC=Domain,DC=com

Filter: (SAMAccountName={{username}})

Search Base: OU=Organizational Unit,DC=Domain,DC=com


If using LDAPS the certificate Subject Name cannot be blank. By default the Windows CA certificate templates leave this blank. Node.js does not allow the Subject Name to be blank and will give the error Hostname/IP doesn't match certificate's altnames: "Cert is empty" To set the Subject Name open the certificates template Console, right click on the template, click Properties, open the Subject Name tab, and set the Subject name format to DNS name. Also set Include this information in alternate subject name to DNS. Next export the CA certificate. Run certsrv.msc, right click the domain, click Properties, on the general tab select the certificate and click View Certificate, click the Details tab, click Copy to File..., then save the .crt file to the Node-RED server. Once it's on the server convert it to a .pem file using the command:

openssl x509 -inform der -in cert.cer -out cert.pem

Test certs with this command:

openssl s_client -connect domain.controller:636 -ca cert.pem

Node Info

Version: 1.0.8
Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
License: MIT


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  • auth
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