Class DefaultLdapAuthoritiesPopulator

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public class DefaultLdapAuthoritiesPopulator extends Object implements LdapAuthoritiesPopulator
The default strategy for obtaining user role information from the directory.

It obtains roles by performing a search for "groups" the user is a member of.

A typical group search scenario would be where each group/role is specified using the groupOfNames (or groupOfUniqueNames) LDAP objectClass and the user's DN is listed in the member (or uniqueMember) attribute to indicate that they should be assigned that role. The following LDIF sample has the groups stored under the DN ou=groups,dc=springframework,dc=org and a group called "developers" with "ben" and "luke" as members:

 dn: ou=groups,dc=springframework,dc=org
 objectClass: top
 objectClass: organizationalUnit
 ou: groups

 dn: cn=developers,ou=groups,dc=springframework,dc=org
 objectClass: groupOfNames
 objectClass: top
 cn: developers
 description: Spring Security Developers
 member: uid=ben,ou=people,dc=springframework,dc=org
 member: uid=luke,ou=people,dc=springframework,dc=org
 ou: developer

The group search is performed within a DN specified by the groupSearchBase property, which should be relative to the root DN of its ContextSource. If the search base is null, group searching is disabled. The filter used in the search is defined by the groupSearchFilter property, with the filter argument {0} being the full DN of the user. You can also optionally use the parameter {1}, which will be substituted with the username. You can also specify which attribute defines the role name by setting the groupRoleAttribute property (the default is "cn").

The configuration below shows how the group search might be performed with the above schema.

 <bean id="ldapAuthoritiesPopulator"
   <constructor-arg ref="contextSource"/>
   <constructor-arg value="ou=groups"/>
   <property name="groupRoleAttribute" value="ou"/>
 <!-- the following properties are shown with their default values -->
   <property name="searchSubtree" value="false"/>
   <property name="rolePrefix" value="ROLE_"/>
   <property name="convertToUpperCase" value="true"/>
A search for roles for user "uid=ben,ou=people,dc=springframework,dc=org" would return the single granted authority "ROLE_DEVELOPER".

The single-level search is performed by default. Setting the searchSubTree property to true will enable a search of the entire subtree under groupSearchBase.

  • Constructor Details

    • DefaultLdapAuthoritiesPopulator

      public DefaultLdapAuthoritiesPopulator(org.springframework.ldap.core.ContextSource contextSource, String groupSearchBase)
      Constructor for group search scenarios. userRoleAttributes may still be set as a property.
      contextSource - supplies the contexts used to search for user roles.
      groupSearchBase - if this is an empty string the search will be performed from the root DN of the context factory. If null, no search will be performed.
  • Method Details

    • getAdditionalRoles

      protected Set<GrantedAuthority> getAdditionalRoles(org.springframework.ldap.core.DirContextOperations user, String username)
      This method should be overridden if required to obtain any additional roles for the given user (on top of those obtained from the standard search implemented by this class).
      user - the context representing the user who's roles are required
      the extra roles which will be merged with those returned by the group search
    • getGrantedAuthorities

      public final Collection<GrantedAuthority> getGrantedAuthorities(org.springframework.ldap.core.DirContextOperations user, String username)
      Obtains the authorities for the user who's directory entry is represented by the supplied LdapUserDetails object.
      Specified by:
      getGrantedAuthorities in interface LdapAuthoritiesPopulator
      user - the user who's authorities are required
      the set of roles granted to the user.
    • getGroupMembershipRoles

      public Set<GrantedAuthority> getGroupMembershipRoles(String userDn, String username)
    • getContextSource

      protected org.springframework.ldap.core.ContextSource getContextSource()
    • getGroupSearchBase

      protected String getGroupSearchBase()
    • setConvertToUpperCase

      public void setConvertToUpperCase(boolean convertToUpperCase)
      Convert the role to uppercase
    • setDefaultRole

      public void setDefaultRole(String defaultRole)
      The default role which will be assigned to all users.
      defaultRole - the role name, including any desired prefix.
    • setGroupRoleAttribute

      public void setGroupRoleAttribute(String groupRoleAttribute)
    • setGroupSearchFilter

      public void setGroupSearchFilter(String groupSearchFilter)
    • setRolePrefix

      public void setRolePrefix(String rolePrefix)
      Sets the prefix which will be prepended to the values loaded from the directory. Defaults to "ROLE_" for compatibility with RoleVoter.
    • setSearchSubtree

      public void setSearchSubtree(boolean searchSubtree)
      If set to true, a subtree scope search will be performed. If false a single-level search is used.
      searchSubtree - set to true to enable searching of the entire tree below the groupSearchBase.
    • setIgnorePartialResultException

      public void setIgnorePartialResultException(boolean ignore)
      Sets the corresponding property on the underlying template, avoiding specific issues with Active Directory.
      See Also:
      • LdapTemplate.setIgnoreNameNotFoundException(boolean)
    • setAuthorityMapper

      public void setAuthorityMapper(Function<Map<String,List<String>>,GrantedAuthority> authorityMapper)
      Sets the mapping function which will be used to create instances of GrantedAuthority given the context record.
      authorityMapper - the mapping function
    • getLdapTemplate

      protected SpringSecurityLdapTemplate getLdapTemplate()
      Returns the current LDAP template. Method available so that classes extending this can override the template used
      the LDAP template
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    • getGroupRoleAttribute

      protected final String getGroupRoleAttribute()
      Returns the attribute name of the LDAP attribute that will be mapped to the role name Method available so that classes extending this can override
      the attribute name used for role mapping
      See Also:
    • getGroupSearchFilter

      protected final String getGroupSearchFilter()
      Returns the search filter configured for this populator Method available so that classes extending this can override
      the search filter
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    • getRolePrefix

      protected final String getRolePrefix()
      Returns the role prefix used by this populator Method available so that classes extending this can override
      the role prefix
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    • isConvertToUpperCase

      protected final boolean isConvertToUpperCase()
      Returns true if role names are converted to uppercase Method available so that classes extending this can override
      true if role names are converted to uppercase.
      See Also: