Using eDirectory to control access to MediaWiki

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The goal of this page is to configure MediaWiki to use eDirectory for user authentication based on group membership.


Before we begin I am going to assume that you have the following configured:

  • MediaWiki 1.5+ Configured and running on Server (I'm working on another wiki right now that will detail the steps needed to get MediaWiki running on SLES 9
  • eDirectory installed and configured (I'm using eDirectory 8.8)

Here is how my servers are configured for reference

  • eDirectory Server has a DNS name of
  • wiki server has a DNS name of
  • eDirectory configuration
    • users are in ou=users,o=novell
    • created a group called wiki in the users OU


Download the latest version of the MediaWiki LDAP module from

Save it to you MediWiki directory. I'm running on SLES, so my directory is /srv/www/htdocs/wiki