CAS server

LL::NG can be used as a CAS server. It can allow one to federate LL::NG with:

LL::NG is compatible with the CAS protocol versions 1.0, 2.0 and part of 3.0 (attributes exchange).

In the Manager, go in General Parameters » Issuer modules » CAS and configure:

  • Activation: set to On.
  • Path: it is recommended to keep the default value (^/cas/)
  • Use rule: a rule to allow user to use this module, set to 1 to always allow.
For example, to allow only users with a strong authentication level:
$authenticationLevel > 2

Then go in CAS Service to define:

  • CAS login: the session key transmitted to CAS client as the main identifier (CAS Principal). This setting can be overriden per-application.
  • CAS attributes: list of attributes that will be transmitted by default in the validate response. Keys are the name of attribute in the CAS response, values are the name of session key.
  • Access control policy: define if access control should be done on CAS service. Three options:
    • none: no access control. The CAS service will accept non-declared CAS applications and ignore access control rules. This is the default.
    • error: if user has no access, an error is shown on the portal, the user is not redirected to CAS service
    • faketicket: if the user has no access, a fake ticket is built, and the user is redirected to CAS service. Then CAS service has to show a correct error when service ticket validation will fail.
  • CAS session module name and options: choose a specific module if you do not want to mix CAS sessions and normal sessions (see why).
If CAS login is not set, it uses General Parameters » Logs » REMOTE_USER data, which is set to uid by default

If an access control policy other than none is specified, applications that want to authenticate users through the CAS protocol have to be declared before LemonLDAP::NG accepts to issue service tickets for them.

Go to CAS Applications and then Add CAS Application. Give a technical name (no spaces, no special characters), like "app-example".

You can then access the configuration of this application.

Exported Attributes

You may add a list of attributes that will be transmitted in the validate response. Keys are the name of attribute in the CAS response, values are the name of session key.

The attributes defined here will completely replace any attributes you may have declared in the global CAS Service configuration. In order to re-use the global configuration, simply set this section to an empty list.


  • Service URL : the service (user-facing) URL of the CAS-enabled application.
  • User attribute : session field that will be used as main identifier.
  • Rule : The access control rule to enforce on this application. If left blank, access will be allowed for everyone.
If the access control policy is set to none, this rule will be ignored


You can define here macros that will be only evaluated for this service, and not registered in the session of the user.