Manager protection

When installing LL::NG, the Manager can only be accessed with the demo account dwho. This How To explains how change this default behavior to protect Manager with other rules.

Apache based protection allow one to be independent from WebSSO, so Manager will always be reachable even if WebSSO configuration is corrupted.

The configuration can be changed in etc/manager-apache2.conf, for example to restrict the IP allowed to access the Manager:

    <Directory /usr/local/lemonldap-ng/htdocs/manager/>
        Order deny,allow
        Deny from all
        Allow from
        Options +ExecCGI

But you will rather prefer to use an Apache authentication module, like for example LDAP authentication module:

    <Directory /usr/local/lemonldap-ng/htdocs/manager/>
        AuthzLDAPAuthoritative On
        AuthName "LL::NG Manager"
        AuthType Basic
        AuthBasicProvider ldap
        AuthLDAPBindDN "ou=websso,ou=applications,dc=example,dc=com"
        AuthLDAPBindPassword "secret"
        AuthLDAPURL ldap://localhost:389/ou=users,dc=example,dc=com???(objectClass=inetOrgPerson) TLS
        Require ldap-user coudot xguimard tchemineau
        Options +ExecCGI
You need to disable default Manager protection in lemonldap-ng.ini to rely only on Apache:
;protection = manager
Before enabling Manager protection by LL::NG, you must have configured how users authenticate on Portal, and test that you can log in without difficulties. Else, you will lock access to Manager and will never access it anymore.

By default, you will have a manager virtual host define in configuration. If not Go on Manager, and declare Manager as a new virtual host, for example You can then set the access rule. No headers are needed.

The default rule is:

$uid eq "dwho"

You have to change it to match your admin user (or use other conditions like group membership, or any other rule based on a session variable).

Save the configuration and exit the Manager.

The next time you will access Manager, it will be trough LL::NG.

Enable protection on Manager, by editing lemonldap-ng.ini:

protection = manager

You can also adapt Apache access control:

    <Directory /usr/local/lemonldap-ng/htdocs/manager/>
        Order deny,allow
        Allow from all
        Options +ExecCGI

Restart Apache and try to log on Manager. You should be redirected to LL::NG Portal.

You can then add the Manager as an application in the menu.

If for an obscure reason, the WebSSO is not working and you want to access the Manager, remove the protection in lemonldap-ng.ini. Add an Apache access control to avoid other access.