Active Directory Integration Wordpress Plugin - Rating, Reviews, Demo & Download

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Plugin Description

This Plugin allows WordPress to authenticate, authorize, create and update users against an Active Directory Domain.

It is very easy to set up. Just activate the plugin, type in a domain controller, and you’re done. But there are many more Features:

  • authenticate against more than one AD Server
  • authorize users by Active Directory group memberships
  • auto create and update users that can authenticate against AD
  • mapping of AD groups to WordPress roles
  • use TLS (or LDAPS) for secure communication to AD Servers (recommended)
  • use non standard port for communication to AD Servers
  • protection against brute force attacks
  • user and/or admin e-mail notification on failed login attempts
  • multi-language support (English, German, Norwegian and Belorussian included)
  • determine WP display name from AD attributes (sAMAccountName, displayName, description, SN, CN, givenName or mail)
  • setting of user meta data to any possible AD attribute
  • show selected AD attributes (see above) in user profile
  • tool for testing with detailed debug informations
  • enable/disable password changes for local (non AD) WP users
  • set users local WordPress password on first and/or on every successfull login
  • WordPress 3 compatibility, including Multisite (work in progress)
  • SyncBack – write changed “Additional User Attributes” back to Active Directory if you want.
  • Bulk Import – import and update users from Active Directory, for example by cron job.
  • Support for multiple account suffixes.
  • Using LDAP_OPT_NETWORK_TIMEOUT (default 5 seconds) to fall back to local authorization when your Active Directory Server is unreachable.
  • Bulk SyncBack to manually write all “Additional User Attributes” back to Active Directory.
  • Disable user accounts in WordPress if they are disabled in Active Directory.
  • Option to disable fallback to local (WordPress) authentication.
  • NEW Support for large groups (>1000 user) in Bulk Import with PHP 5.4.0 and above.

The latest major release 1.1 was sponsored by VARA. Many thanks to Bas Ruijters.

Active Directory Integration is based upon Jonathan Marc Bearak’s Active Directory Authentication and Scott Barnett’s adLDAP, a very useful PHP class.


  • WordPress since 3.0
  • PHP 5
  • LDAP support
  • OpenSSL Support for TLS (recommended)

Known Issues

There are some issues with MultiSite. This is tracked here and here.


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    Server settings

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    User specific settings

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    Settings for authorization

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    Security related stuff

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    User Meta settings

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    Bulk Import settings

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    Test Tool

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    Sample output of the Test Tool

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    User Profile Page with additional informations from Active Directory (see User Meta)

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    List of user with status information (ADI User, disabled)

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