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I've setup OpenLDAP as AD proxy according to: https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/OpenLDAP_as_proxy_to_AD

Everything's working fine for clients using standard bindDN of full dn: attribute (e.g. cn=jdoe,ou=users,dc=example,dc=com)

Some of the clients are using userPrincipalName as bindDN, which is perfectly ok with AD, but not with the OpenLDAP proxy, which throws an error upon connect:

conn=1002 op=1 do_bind: invalid dn (jdoe@example.com)
send_ldap_result: conn=1002 op=1 p=3
send_ldap_result: err=34 matched="" text="invalid DN"
send_ldap_response: msgid=2 tag=97 err=34
conn=1002 op=1 RESULT tag=97 err=34 text=invalid DN

I tried to rewrite the bindDN of userPrincipalName using rwm-rewriteRule from the rwm overlay. That didn't work, although it works with standard bind dn's (e.g. cn=jdoe,ou=users,dc=example,dc=com)

This doesn't work:

rwm-rewriteRule "(.+,)@example.com$" "cn=$1,ou=users,dc=example,dc=com"  ":"

This works:

rewritin ou=users for ou=employees as a test:

rwm-rewriteRule "(.+,)?ou=users,dc=example,dc=com$" "$1ou=employees,dc=example,dc=com" ":"

Is there a way how to rewrite bindDN of jdoe@example.com to bindDN of cn=jdoe,ou=users,dc=example,dc=com?

Here's my current config:

include                 /etc/openldap/schema/core.schema  
include                 /etc/openldap/schema/cosine.schema  
include                 /etc/openldap/schema/inetorgperson.schema  
include                 /etc/openldap/schema/misc.schema  
include                 /etc/openldap/schema/nis.schema  

modulepath              /usr/lib64/openldap/  
moduleload              back_ldap  
moduleload              rwm  

pidfile                 /var/run/openldap/slapd.pid  
argsfile                /var/run/openldap/slapd.args  

database                ldap  
readonly                yes  
protocol-version        3  
rebind-as-user          yes  
uri                     "ldap://X.X.X.X:389"  
suffix                  "dc=example,dc=com"  
overlay                 rwm  
rwm-rewriteEngine on  
rwm-rewriteRule "(.+,)@example.com$" "cn=$1,ou=users,dc=example,dc=com"  ":"  
logfile                 /var/log/slapd/slapd.log  
loglevel                -1  
TLSCACertificatePath /etc/openldap/certs  
TLSCertificateFile "OpenLDAP Server"  
TLSCertificateKeyFile /etc/openldap/certs/password  
  • your bind user is the user which connects and searches the schema - do you mean user filter? bind user should be a static service account, user filter should search by samaccount or UPN – Sum1sAdmin Jan 18 at 12:40
  • There's no bind user configured at the moment. So the OpenLDAP proxy should be configured to bind to backend AD with a service account to search for the user entry with particular UPN and retrieve the password for the user with that particular UPN? Do you have some example of such configuration? – Majco Jan 18 at 13:02
  • can you print you current configuration? – Sum1sAdmin Jan 18 at 13:04
  • For some reason my registration to serverfault.com failed and I ended up with different account. Will repost this question from that account, as I will probably lose access to this question when I close this browser session. – Majco Jan 18 at 15:13
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It's right that you can rewrite bind-DNs with slapo-rwm but those have to be DNs.

So you could rewrite the short DN uid=user@example.com to uid=user,dc=example,dc=com even by searching the entry with filter (attr=user@example.com).

But the short form to be rewritten must be a valid DN string representation as defined in RFC 4514 and not just a user principal name user@example.com as with MS AD.

See examples in slapo-rwm(5).

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