We are going to implement LDAP for centralized authentication in our organization. Which is the best simple LDAP management tool available ?

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I found Gosa to work extremely well. See their site for setup and usage instructions.

  • Definitely agree Gosa is an excellent admin tool - but for not ideal for lower-level debugging - phpldapadmin? – symcbean Sep 7 '10 at 12:09
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    As of 2015 the project seems to be dead. – Adobe Oct 16 '15 at 8:27
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    For now you could try GOsa fork - Fusiondirectory. – ipeacocks Apr 2 '18 at 19:49

You might take a look at http://phpldapadmin.sourceforge.net/.


http://www.ldap-account-manager.org/ Has the ability to create users homes, handles quotas, creates pdf-s, handles samba3. Batch upload from csv.


I use Apache Directory Studio, and I am very pleased with it.

  • I just want to +1 ADS for it's ease of use and full feature set. Some things I like: using an existing entry as a template for another, ease of creating any new entry from scratch, schema viewing, cross platform. – Tim Bielawa Sep 12 '10 at 18:41
  • +1 for ADS for not requiring additional infrastructure that needs maintenance. – Quick_Wango Jun 28 '18 at 15:48

Well, I'm not sure what the best is - that's a rather subjective question.

I've used phpLDAPadmin in the past, and it's worked quite well.


Best free option - phpLDAPadmin.

But if you have some budget - better to buy https://www.ldap-account-manager.org/lamcms/. It has a lot of good things: like self service (users will have possibilities to change password themselves), tree view as phpLDAPadmin has. It cost ~250 euro for now.

As I know phpLDAPadmin and LDAP Account Manager are projects of the same developer. And have the same bugs too :)

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