Staff / Employee Business Directory for Active Directory

Description

The Staff/Employee Business Directory for Active Directory plugin can be used to search and display the users present in your Active Directory on a WordPress webpage using a shortcode. The users will be fetched from the Active Directory dynamically. That means the users will not be created on your WordPress website, and neither will their information be stored. Our plugin will seamlessly allow you to search through your business directory, employee directory, staff directory, or any other directory through your WordPress website and display the information you would like to see.

Free Version Features

  • Search and Display all the users present in the LDAP / Active Directory.
  • Fetch information from a business directory, employee directory, staff directory, or any other directory. 
  • Configure and map LDAP’s / Active Directory’s attributes along with custom attributes to appear in the search results.
  • Display the LDAP / AD users using the configured attributes such as name, email, phone, and custom attributes.
  • Display Profile Picture set in your LDAP / Active Directory as user profile picture in search results.
  • Configure Search Bases that allow you to restrict user search to selected Search Bases (Organizational Unit).
  • Auto-fetching the list of Organization Units (OU’s) present in your LDAP / Active Directory.
  • Support for LDAP Secure connection (LDAPS) and TLS Connection.

Support searching and fetching data dynamically from the following Active Directory implementations:

  1. Microsoft Active Directory
  2. Azure Active Directory
  3. Sun Active Directory
  4. OpenLDAP Directory
  5. JumpCloud
  6. FreeIPA Directory
  7. Synology
  8. OpenDS
    and several other LDAP directory systems.

Premium Version Features (Check out the Licensing tab to know more):-

  • Add an unlimited number of LDAP/AD Attributes: Add and configure as many LDAP/AD custom attributes to display in the search result.
  • Multiple Search Attribute Labels: Search the LDAP/AD users using more than one LDAP attribute at a time. For example, search through the LDAP Server/Active Directory users by both name and city attributes.
  • Auto-fetching of LDAP Organizational Units (OU’s): Fetches the LDAP Organizational Units (OU’s) present in your Active Directory/ Business Directory/ Employee Directory/ Staff Directory or other LDAP Directory.
  • Search Users from Multiple LDAP Search Bases: Select multiple search bases and search users from multiple search bases from your Active Directory / other LDAP Directory.
  • Custom Search Filter: Add a Custom Search Filter to customize the search result as per the requirements.  Ex. Search only active AD users, and restrict particular group users in search results
  • Fetch LDAP/AD Profile Picture: Display the thumbnail photo / Profile Picture set in your LDAP/Active Directory as the user profile picture in the search result.

Use Cases Supported By Our Plugin

  • Create an Employee Phonebook Directory that is in sync with your Active Directory.
  • Fetch the complete profile information along with pictures of students enrolled in a school or university.
  • Display hospital staff and doctors with the details of what they specialize in from your Active Directory / LDAP on a WordPress page.
  • Search and display the employees’ / staff’s data present in your LDAP server on-the-fly without storing the employee information in WordPress.

Why you should go with our solution

  • Support: With search being one of the essential functions of a website, our priority support ensures that any issues you face on a live production site can be resolved in a timely manner.
  • Regular updates: We regularly update our plugin and make sure it is compatible with the latest WordPress versions. These updates include security and bug fixes that ensure you have the latest security fixes.
  • Ensure timely updates for new WordPress/PHP releases with our premium plugins and compatibility updates to make sure you have adequate support for smooth transitions to new versions of WordPress and PHP.
  • Reasonable priced: Various plans are tailored to suit your needs. We provide discounts to educational and non-profit organizations as well as bulk discounts on large purchases.
  • Easy to set up : High-quality, easy-to-understand documentation will help you in setting up our plugin. Our developers can also help you by walking you through the setup process of the plugin.
  • High level of customization and add-ons to support specific requirements.

Need support?

Please email us at ldapsupport@xecurify.com or Contact us

Minimum Requirements

  • Compatible with WordPress version 5.0 or higher
  • Compatible with PHP version 5.2.0 or higher

Screenshots

  • Configure the LDAP Server Connection
  • Attribute Configuration Settings
  • User Display Configuration
  • User Search Result

Installation

Prerequisites

I. Staff/Employee Business Directory for Active Directory plugin requires the following PHP Modules to be enabled. Make sure you have enabled them.

  1. PHP LDAP Module:
    Step-1: Open the php.ini file.
    Step-2: Search for “extension=php_ldap.dll” in the php.ini file. Uncomment this line, if it isn’t present then add this line to the file and save the file.

  2. OPENSSL Module:
    Step-1: Open the php.ini file.
    Step-2: Search for “extension=php_openssl.dll” in the php.ini file. Uncomment this line, if not present then add this line to the file and save the file.

II. To install Staff/Employee Business Directory for Active Directory plugin, the minimum requirements are:

  1. WordPress version 5.0
  2. PHP version 5.2.0

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for Staff/Employee Business Directory for Active Directory. Find and install the Staff/Employee Business Directory for Active Directory.
  3. Activate the plugin from your Plugins section.

From WordPress.org

  1. Download the Staff/Employee Business Directory for Active Directory.
  2. Unzip and upload the miniorange-ldap-directory-search directory to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the Staff/Employee Business Directory for Active Directory from your Plugins section.

Make sure that if there is a firewall, you OPEN THE FIREWALL to allow incoming requests to your LDAP from your WordPress Server IP and open port 389 (636 for SSL or LDAPS).

FAQ

 Why am I getting an error while trying to Test LDAP Connection?

  1. Please make sure that the LDAP Server URL, Username and Password that you have entered are correct.
  2. In the Username field, please enter either the UserPrincipalName or DistinguishedName (DN) attribute of any users present in your LDAP server.
  3. Check if the LDAP server URL is accessible from your hosted site and the port 389 is open. { To check this, run this command on your WordPress server: >telnet < ldap server url or IP >:389 }
  4. If you are using a firewall, open the firewall to allow incoming requests to your LDAP from your WordPress Server IP and port 389.

If you have any queries or if you need any sort of assistance configuring our plugin, you can contact us at ldapsupport@xecurify.com. Our customer support team is available 24×7 to assist you in any way possible.

What is meant by Search Base in my LDAP environment?

  1. Search Base is a container / path where your LDAP/AD users are present that you want to search.
  2. This is the container in which the Staff/Employee Business Directory For Active Directory Plugin will search for LDAP users.
  3. The Search Base value can be obtained from the distinguishedName attribute of a container / node in which the LDAP/AD users are present.

For example, if you want to search all LDAP/AD users in the Organizational Unit (OU) named “LDAPUsers. The Search Base would be OU=LDAPUsers, DC=DomainName, DC=SubDomainName.
If you have any queries or if you need any sort of assistance in configuring our plugin, you can contact us at ldapsupport@xecurify.com. Our customer support team is available 24×7 to assist you in any way possible.

I can not add more LDAP user attributes in the Attributes Configuration. Why?

To add and display unlimited LDAP user attributes, please upgrade your existing plan to the premium plan.

Is it possible to display only active (non-disabled) users from the LDAP/AD Server?

Yes, It is possible using the custom search Filter feature which is present in the premium version of our plugin.

Click here to view our detailed FAQ page.

For support or troubleshooting help, please email us at info@xecurify.com or Contact us.

Reviews

November 2, 2022
I must say that this is an excellent plugin. and what makes it really great it's the support you get with it! So helpful!
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Contributors & Developers

“Staff / Employee Business Directory for Active Directory” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1.2

  • Black Friday Sale Advertisement.
  • Updated Licensing Page.
  • Added Settings Menu.

1.1.1

  • Added Advertisement for Trialware.
  • Minor Bug Fixes.
  • Compatibility with WordPress 6.1

1.1

  • Read me changes.
  • UI Improvements.
  • Added an optional feedback form on plugin deactivation.
  • Code optimization

1.0.1

  • Read me changes.
  • Minor UI changes.

1.0

This is the first version of the plugin.