All the configuration is stored inside the ldap, in FusionDirectory branch.

If you need to modify something, you can access to FD configuration by clicking on “Configuration” icon of the main menu.

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Then click on “Configuration” Tab

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You need to click on “Edit” button bottom right first to access edition and then “Ok” once you’ve finished.

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Look and feel

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  • Language: Defines the default language used by FusionDirectory. Normally FusionDirectory autodetects the language from the browser settings. If this is not working or you want to force the language, just modify the language here.

  • Theme: (required) Defines what theme is used to display FusionDirectory pages. You can install some corporate identity like theme and/or modify certain templates to fit your needs within themes.

  • Timezone: (required) Defines the timezone used within FusionDirectory to handle date related tasks, such as password expiration, vacation messages, etc. The timezone value should be a unix conform timezone value like in /etc/timezone.

Core settings

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  • LDAP size limit: Tells FusionDirectory to retrieve the specified maximum number of results. The user will get a warning, that not all entries were shown.

  • Edit locking: Enables FusionDirectory to check if a entry currently being edited has been modified from someone else outside FusionDirectory in the meantime. It will display an informative dialog then. It can be set to entryCSN for OpenLDAP based systems or contextCSN for Sun DS based systems.

  • Enable logging: Enables event logging on FusionDirectory side. Setting it to true, FusionDirectory will log every action a user performs via syslog. If you use rsyslog and configure it to mysql logging, you can browse all events within FusionDirectory.

  • Schema validation: Validate the installed schema before connecting to FusionDirectory

  • Enable snapshots: This enables you to save certain states of entries and restore them later on.

  • Snapshot base: Defines the base where snapshots should be stored inside of the LDAP.

  • Wildcard foreign keys: Whether to activate foreign key handling in cases where a wildcard filter is needed. For instance when moving a department containing users, this will make sure any reference to a user in this department is updated. This maintain consistency but may be a bit slow on big trees.

Password settings

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  • Allowed password hashes: (required) Defines the default password hash to choose for new accounts.

    Valid values are :

    • crypt/standard-des

    • crypt/enhanced-des

    • crypt/md5

    • crypt/blowfish

    • crypt/sha-256

    • crypt/sha-512

    • smd5

    • md5

    • sasl

    • ssha

    • sha

    These values will be overridden when using templates.

  • Force default hash: Enable/Disable force the use of the default password hash.

  • Password minimum length: Determines the minimum length of a new password entered to be considered valid. Note that this only affect passwords that are set by the user, not by the admins.

  • Password minimum differs: Determines how many characters that must be different from the previous password. Note that this only affect passwords that are set by the user, not by the admins.

  • Use account expiration: Enables shadow attribute tests during the login to FusionDirectory and forces password renewal or account locking.

  • SASL Realm: Defines the way the kerberos realm is stored in the userPassword attribute. Set it to REALM.NET in order to get {sasl}user@REALM.NET.

  • SASL Exop: Defines the attribute to be stored in the userPasword attribute. Set it to uid in order to get the {sasl}uid of the user.

Login and session

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  • Login attribute: (required) Defines which LDAP attribute is used in Fusiondirectory as the login name during login. It can be set to uid, mail or both.

  • Enforce encrypted connections: Enables PHP security checks to force encrypted access (https) to the web interface.

  • Warn if session is not encrypted: Enables PHP security checks to detect non encrypted access to the web interface. FusionDirectory will display a warning in this case.

  • Session lifetime: (required) Defines when a session will expire in seconds. For Debian systems, this will not work because the sessions will be removed by a cron job instead. Please modify the value inside of your php.ini instead.

  • Login method: (required) Which login method should be used for connecting to FusionDirectory

  • Header name: Define the name of the header you will use for HTTP Header Authentification


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  • Key path: Path of the private key for FusionDirectory on the server.

  • Certificate path: Path of the certifiate for FusionDirectory on the server.

  • CA certificate path: Path of the CA on the server.


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  • CA certificate path: Path of the CA for the CAS server.

  • Host: Host of the CAS Server.

  • Port: Port of the CAS Server.

  • CAS context: CAS context to be used

  • Verbose Error: Show the return errors from the CAS connexion

People and group storage

Pay attention to the changes in this section of the configuration

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  • People DN attribute: (required) Defines the attribute to use at the beginning of users dn.

    Possible values are uid and cn

    • uid style DN: uid=superuser,ou=staff,dc=example,dc=net

    • cn style DN: cn=Foo Bar,ou=staff,dc=example,dc=net

  • CN pattern: The pattern to use to build the common name field.

  • Strict naming policy: Enables strict checking of uids and group names. If you need characters like . or - inside of your accounts, don’t enable this option.

  • Users RDN: (required) Defines the location where new accounts will be created inside of defined departments. The default is ou=people.

  • ACL role RDN: The branch where ACL roles are stored.

  • Restrict role members: When enabled only users from the same branch or members of groups from the same branch can be added to a role.

  • Separate address fields: When enabled, expose street, postOfficeBox and postalCode fields instead of postalAddress.

  • Postal address pattern: When Separate address fields is enabled, filling this allows to fill postalAddress using values from the separate fields in a pattern.

  • Avatar max size: Maximum user picture width and height in pixels. Bigger uploaded pictures will be resized.


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  • Display errors: Defines whether to enable the display of PHP errors in the upper part of the screen. This should be disabled in productive deployments, because there might be some passwords in it.

  • Maximum LDAP query time: Tells FusionDirectory to stop LDAP actions if there is no answer within the specified number of seconds.

  • Log LDAP statistics: Tells FusionDirectory to track LDAP timing statistics to the syslog. This may help to find indexing problems or bad search filters.

  • Debug level: Display certains debug informations on each page load. Valid values are LDAP, Database, Shell, POST, SESSION, ACL, SI, Mail. The different values ​​can also be combined with each other.

  • Log debug messages: Sends debug output to syslog as well


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  • Display summary in listings: Determines whether a status bar will be shown on the bottom of FusionDirectory generated lists, displaying a short summary of type and number of elements in the list.

  • Show ACL tab on all objects: For very specific ACL rights setting where you might need to give rights on a single object.

  • Available department categories: Available categories in the departments category dropdown.

  • Plugin menu blacklist: A list of plugins to hide from FusionDirectory menu for a given group of users.

  • ACL target filter limit: Defines the maximum number of entries an ACL target filter is allowed to return


Click on Triggers tab

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  • Triggers: Defines triggers that are called when specific actions happens.

    Each trigger is defined by:

    • Tab: The plugin tab triggering this trigger

    • Mode: When this trigger is triggered

    • Command: The executed command when this trigger is triggered. Use the placeholder syntax to pass attribute values to the trigger.

  • Display trigger output: Activate to display the trigger output.

Click on Plugins tab

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Object groups

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  • Groups RDN: (required) Branch in which object groups will be stored.


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  • Force to ask for password: (required) Useful if you add a trigger using password value when SASL user passwords are edited.

Mail Template

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  • Mail Template RDN: Allows the configuration of the proper OU for mail template.


Click on Tasks tab.

TAB menu to be clicked to access Tasks configuration. Image of Tasks configuration RDN within FusionDirectory
  • Tasks RDN: Allows the configuration of the proper OU for tasks.

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  • Mail Anti-Spam Configuration: Allows to setup the interval and maximum emails to be sent per process.