DokuWiki is a standards compliant, simple to use Wiki, mainly aimed at creating documentation of any kind. It is targeted at developer teams, workgroups and small companies. It has a simple but powerful syntax which makes sure the data files remain readable outside the Wiki and eases the creation of structured texts. All data is stored in plain text files – no database is required.

HTTP headers

You need to install a Dokuwiki plugin, available on Dokuwiki plugins registry:

Plugin installation

Install the plugin using the Plugin Manager.

Dokuwiki configuration

As administrator, go in Dokuwiki parameters and set:

  • Authentication backend: authlemonldap

  • Manager: set which users and/or groups will be admin


Dokuwiki virtual host

Configure Dokuwiki virtual host like other protected virtual host.

  • For Apache:

<VirtualHost *:80>

       PerlHeaderParserHandler Lemonldap::NG::Handler


  • For Nginx:

server {
  listen 80;
  root /path/to/application;
  # Internal authentication request
  location = /lmauth {
    include /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params;
    fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/llng-fastcgi-server/llng-fastcgi.sock;
    # Drop post data
    fastcgi_pass_request_body  off;
    fastcgi_param CONTENT_LENGTH "";
    # Keep original hostname
    fastcgi_param HOST $http_host;
    # Keep original request (LL::NG server will receive /lmauth)
    fastcgi_param X_ORIGINAL_URI  $original_uri;

  # Client requests
  location / {
    auth_request /lmauth;
    set $original_uri $uri$is_args$args;
    auth_request_set $lmremote_user $upstream_http_lm_remote_user;
    auth_request_set $lmlocation $upstream_http_location;
    error_page 401 $lmlocation;
    try_files $uri $uri/ =404;


    include /etc/lemonldap-ng/nginx-lua-headers.conf;
  location / {
    try_files $uri $uri/ =404;

Dokuwiki virtual host in Manager

Go to the Manager and create a new virtual host for Dokuwiki.

Configure the access rules.

Configure the headers:

  • Auth-User $uid

  • Auth-Cn: $cn

  • Auth-Mail: $mail

  • Auth-Groups: encode_base64($groups,””)


To allow execution of encode_base64() method, you must deactivate the Safe jail.