Custom handlers

LLNG provides Perl libraries that can be easily used by inheritance. So you can write your own handlers but you need first to understand Handler architecture

Add a new handler type

  1. Write your new Module (in Lemonldap/NG/Handler/Lib for example) that overload some Lemonldap::NG::Handler::Main methods

  2. Write a wrapper in each platform directory (see Lemonldap::NG::Handler::Apache2::AuthBasic or Lemonldap::NG::Handler::Server::AuthBasic for examples)

Wrapper usually look at this:

package Lemonldap::NG::Handler::ApacheMP2::MyType;

use base 'Lemonldap::NG::Handler::ApacheMP2::Main', 'Lemonldap::NG::Handler::Lib::MyType';


Enable it

Your wrappers must be named “Lemonldap::NG::Handler::<platform>::<type>” where <platform> is the target (ApacheMP2 or Server) and <type> is the name you’ve chosen.

You can enable it either:

  • by setting a PerlSetVar VHOSTTYPE <type> in the Apache configuration file

  • by setting a fastcgi_param VHOSTTYPE <type> in the Nginx configuration file

  • by adding it to the menu: add its name in vhostType “select” declaration (file lemonldap-ng-manager/lib/Lemonldap/NG/Build/Attributes) and rebuild LLNG

Note that configuration parameter can be set only in lemonldap-ng.ini configuration file (section Handler).

Add a new platform

LLNG provides 3 platforms:

  • ApacheMP2

  • FastCGI server (Nginx is built from there)

  • Auto-protected PSGI

If you want to add another, you must write:

  • the platform launcher file that launch the required type (see lemonldap-ng-handler/lib/Lemonldap/NG/Handler/ApacheMP2 file for example)

  • write the main platform file (Lemonldap::NG::Handler::MyPlatform::Main) that provides required method (see lemonldap-ng-handler/lib/Lemonldap/NG/Handler/*/Main for examples) and inherits from Lemonldap::NG::Handler::Main

  • write the “type” wrapper files (AuthBasic,…).

Wrapper usually look at this:

package Lemonldap::NG::Handler::MyPlatform::AuthBasic;

use base 'Lemonldap::NG::Handler::MyPlatform::Main', 'Lemonldap::NG::Handler::Lib::AuthBasic';


Old fashion Nginx handlers


There is no need to use this feature now. It is kept for compatibility.

Three actions are needed:

  • declare your own module in the manager “General Parameters >> Advanced Parameters >> Custom handlers (Nginx)”. Key is the name that will be used below and value is the name of the custom package,

  • in your Nginx configuration file, add LLTYPE=<name>; in the location = /lmauth {...} paragraph

  • restart FastCGI server(s) (reload is not enough here)