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Using JumpCloud's LDAP-as-a-Service

Create an LDAP Binding User
Add users to the LDAP Directory

Configuration Details and Supported Standards
Examples of Usage
Example Schema


Create an LDAP Binding user

  • It's not required that this user be a 'service account', any JumpCloud user can be set as a binding user
  • Multiple users can be set to be an LDAP Binding User, some applications require this option enabled when any authenticating user also needs to bind and search LDAP, e.g., to determine group membership and authorization to the application 
  • Any user, including the LDAP Binding User, can be excluded from password expiration policy by selecting PASSWORD NEVER EXPIRES. All other password policies are global and will apply.


Add Users to the LDAP Directory

Users can be added to LDAP individually or via a group.  See Creating LDAP Groups and Binding Users to Resources.

Configuration Details and Supported Standards
URI/Port ldap:// (clear text or STARTTLS)
SSL Certificate JumpCloud LDAPS SSL Certificate
LDAP Distinguished Name uid=LDAP_BINDING_USER,ou=Users,o=YOUR_ORG_ID,dc=jumpcloud,dc=com
BaseDN ou=Users,o=YOUR_ORG_ID,dc=jumpcloud,dc=com
Schema Compliance RFC 2307
Samba Configuration See Enabling Samba with JumpCloud LDAP
Other Support for inetOrgPerson, groupOfNames, and posixGroup objects.  Support for memberOf overlay and support for group member search
  • The LDAP DN value is found in the user details (See above screenshot)
  • Your application may not have a field called LDAP Distinguished Name, it may be referred to as the BindDN or may only have a 'username' field paired with a password. This is the correct value for that field
  • The BaseDN may also be referred to as SearchDN, Search Base or other similar terminology

Examples of Usage

Note: LDAP applications typically authenticate against uid, which is the JumpCloud username, not the full email address.
Example Schema
# auser, Users, 56c35d17a38ac9551e1e7857,
dn: uid=auser,ou=Users,o=56c35d17a38ac9551e1e7857,dc=jumpcloud,dc=com
gidNumber: 5006
givenName: Admin
sn: User
homePhone: +1 555-555-7777
mobile: +1 555-555-6666
pager: +1 555-555-9999
objectClass: top
objectClass: person
objectClass: organizationalPerson
objectClass: inetOrgPerson
objectClass: shadowAccount
objectClass: posixAccount
objectClass: jumpcloudUser
uid: auser
l: Boulder
postalCode: 80302
street: 123 main
loginShell: /bin/bash
sshKey: ssh-rsa YOUR_KEY
cn: Admin User
telephoneNumber: +1 555-555-8888
facsimileTelephoneNumber: +1 555-555-0000
st: CO
homeDirectory: /home/auser
mail: auser@yourdomain.local
postOfficeBox: 3333
uidNumber: 5006
homePostalAddress: 2040 14th St. Ste. 200$Boulder CO 80304$USA
postalAddress: 123 main$Boulder CO 80302$USA
employeeNumber: 1234a​


Last Updated: Sep 13, 2018 04:59PM MDT

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