Installation on Debian/Ubuntu with packages


LemonLDAP::NG provides these packages:

  • lemonldap-ng: metapackage, contains no file but dependencies on other packages
  • lemonldap-ng-doc: contains HTML documentation and project docs (README, etc.)
  • lemonldap-ng-fastcgi-server: LL::NG FastCGI server (for Nginx)
  • lemonldap-ng-handler: Handler files
  • liblemonldap-ng-common-perl: configuration and common files
  • liblemonldap-ng-handler-perl: Handler common libraries
  • liblemonldap-ng-manager-perl: Manager files
  • liblemonldap-ng-portal-perl: Portal files

Get the packages

Official repository

If you run Debian stable, testing or unstable, the packages are directly installable:

apt-get install lemonldap-ng


Packages from Debian repository may not be up to date but are security-maintained by Debian Security Team for “stable” release and LTS team for “oldstable” release. Then if you don’t need some new features or aren’t concerned by a bug fixed earlier, this is a good choice. You can also use Debian backports or “testing”/”unstable” packages, team maintained. Here is the list of Debian versions.


LLNG Ubuntu packages are not in the “universe” but in the “multiverse”. This means they are not security-maintained. If you use them, you should follow our security advisories on

LL::NG repository

You can add this repository to have recent packages.

First, make sure your system can install packages from HTTPS repositories:

apt install apt-transport-https

You will need to trust the DEB signing key :

wget -O - | apt-key add -

Then, add the official LL::NG repository

vi /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lemonldap-ng.list
# LemonLDAP::NG repository
deb 2.0 main


  • Use the stable repository to get packages from current major version
  • Use the oldstable repository to get packages from previous major version
  • Use the testing repository to get packages from next major version
  • Use the 2.0 repository to stay on this major version and avoid upgrade to next major version

Finally update your APT cache:

apt update

Manual download

Packages are available on the Download page.

Install packages


By default packages will require Nginx. If you want to use Apache2, install it first with mod_perl:

apt install apache2 libapache2-mod-perl2 libapache2-mod-fcgid

With apt

apt install lemonldap-ng

With dpkg

Before installing the packages, install dependencies.


dpkg -i liblemonldap-ng-* lemonldap-ng*

First configuration steps

Change default DNS domain

By default, DNS domain is You can change it quick with a sed command. For example, we change it to

sed -i 's/example\.com/' /etc/lemonldap-ng/* /var/lib/lemonldap-ng/conf/lmConf-1.json


If you upgraded LL::NG, check all upgrade notes.


Configure your DNS server to resolve names with your server IP:

  • auth.<your domain>: main portal, must be public
  • manager.<your domain>: manager, only for adminsitrators
  • test1.<your domain>, test2.<your domain>: sample applications

Follow the next steps

File location

  • Configuration is in /etc/lemonldap-ng
  • LemonLDAP::NG configuration (edited by the Manager) is in /var/lib/lemonldap-ng/conf/
  • All Perl modules are in the VENDOR perl directory (/usr/share/perl5/)
  • All Perl scripts/pages are in /var/lib/lemonldap-ng/
  • All lemonldap-ng tools are in /usr/share/lemonldap-ng/bin/
  • All static content (examples, CSS, images, etc.) is in /usr/share/lemonldap-ng/
  • Apache configuration files are in /etc/lemonldap-ng and linked in /etc/apache2/sites-available and /etc/nginx/sites-available

Build your packages

You can also get the LemonLDAP::NG source and make the package yourself:

tar xzf lemonldap-ng-*.tar.gz
cd lemonldap-ng-*
make debian-packages