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This is alternative LDAP auth module for openvpn.

Runtime requirements:

  • openvpn
  • libldap

Build requirements:

  • cmake
  • openvpn headers
  • libldap headers


cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release .
make test
sudo make install


Firstly, you need to create config file for module. Example config:

# this is comment
# server(s) to connect
bindurls ldap:// ldaps://
# username for binding
binddn cn=openvpn-auth,dc=example,dc=com
# password for binding
bindpass strong-password
# timeout on bind operation
bindtimeout 10
# be more verbose
debug 0
# where to search for users
basedn OU=users,DC=example,DC=com
# allow only users who match this filter
userfilter (&(objectClass=inetOrgPerson)(user=%u)(memberOf=CN=openvpn-users,CN=groups,DC=example,DC=com))

...where %u is a placeholder for username. You may test your config with special tool, named oal-test. This tool takes line with username and password separated by space(s) and says is auth successfull or not.

If everything works fine, you'll can continue.

Next you need to move this config to secure place and make sure that only root can read it.

mv auth-ldap.conf /etc/openvpn/
cd /etc/openvpn/
chmod 600 auth-ldap.conf
chown root:root auth-ldap.conf

Next, you need load your plugin in openvpn config. Add this line to actual config:

plugin /usr/lib/openvpn/ "/etc/openvpn/auth-ldap.conf"

... and restart oenvpn.


This project is a replacement for original openvpn-ldap-auth, which written in obj-c and requires half of gnustep as deps.

This project has no goal being 1:1 compatible with original. Also, some important features still missing (like SSL/TLS encryption). But it's works, and can save you from installing a bunch of GNUStep bloatware.

If you want some feature or found a bug, please open an issue on github.