Change Log

UNRELEASED

  • Reject authentication requests without a username.

2.0.0 - 2019-06-05

  • Removed support for Python 2 and 3.4.
  • Removed support for end of life Django 2.0.
  • Added support for Django 2.2.
  • Add testing and support for Python 3.7 with Django 1.11 and 2.1.
  • When AUTH_LDAP_SERVER_URI is set to a callable, it is now passed a positional request argument. Support for no arguments will continue for backwards compatibility but will be removed in a future version.
  • Added new AUTH_LDAP_NO_NEW_USERS to prevent the creation of new users during authentication. Any users not already in the Django user database will not be able to login.

1.6.1 - 2018-06-02

  • Renamed requirements.txt to dev-requirements.txt to fix Read the Docs build.

1.6.0 - 2018-06-02

  • Updated LDAPBackend.authenticate() signature to match Django’s documentation.
  • Fixed group membership queries with DNs containing non-ascii characters on Python 2.7.
  • The setting AUTH_LDAP_CACHE_TIMEOUT now replaces deprecated AUTH_LDAP_CACHE_GROUPS and AUTH_LDAP_GROUP_CACHE_TIMEOUT. In addition to caching groups, it also controls caching of distinguished names (which were previously cached by default). A compatibility shim is provided so the deprecated settings will continue to work.

1.5.0 - 2018-04-18

  • django-auth-ldap is now hosted at https://github.com/django-auth-ldap/django-auth-ldap.
  • Removed NISGroupType class. It searched by attribute nisNetgroupTriple, which has no defined EQAULITY rule.
  • The python-ldap library is now initialized with bytes_mode=False, requiring all LDAP values to be handled as Unicode text (str in Python 3 and unicode in Python 2), not bytes. For additional information, see the python-ldap documentation on bytes mode.
  • Removed deprecated function LDAPBackend.get_or_create_user(). Use get_or_build_user() instead.

1.4.0 - 2018-03-22

  • Honor the attrlist argument to AUTH_LDAP_GROUP_SEARCH
  • Backwards incompatible: Removed support for Django < 1.11.
  • Support for Python 2.7 and 3.4+ now handled by the same dependency, python-ldap >= 3.0.

1.3.0 - 2017-11-20

  • Backwards incompatible: Removed support for obsolete versions of Django (<=1.7, plus 1.9).

  • Delay saving new users as long as possible. This will allow AUTH_LDAP_USER_ATTR_MAP to populate required fields before creating a new Django user.

    LDAPBackend.get_or_create_user() is now get_or_build_user() to avoid confusion. The old name may still be overridden for now.

  • Support querying by a field other than the username field with AUTH_LDAP_USER_QUERY_FIELD.

  • New method authenticate_ldap_user() to provide pre- and post-authentication hooks.

  • Add support for Django 2.0.

1.2.16 - 2017-09-30

  • Better cache key sanitizing.
  • Improved handling of LDAPError. A case existed where the error would not get caught while loading group permissions.

1.2.15 - 2017-08-17

  • Improved documentation for finding the official repository and contributing.

1.2.14 - 2017-07-24

  • Under search/bind mode, the user’s DN will now be cached for performance.

1.2.13 - 2017-06-19

1.2.12 - 2017-05-20

1.2.11 - 2017-04-22

  • Some more descriptive object representations.
  • Improved tox.ini organization.

1.2.9 - 2017-02-14

1.2.8 - 2016-04-18

1.2.7 - 2015-09-29

  • Support Python 3 with pyldap.

1.2.6 - 2015-03-29

1.2.5 - 2015-01-30

1.2.4 - 2014-12-28

  • Add support for nisNetgroup groups (thanks to Christopher Bartz).

1.2.3 - 2014-11-18

  • Improved escaping for filter strings.
  • Accept (and ignore) arbitrary keyword arguments to LDAPBackend.authenticate.

1.2.2 - 2014-09-22

  • Include test harness in source distribution. Some package maintainers find this helpful.

1.2.1 - 2014-08-24

  • More verbose log messages for authentication failures.

1.2.0 - 2014-04-10

  • django-auth-ldap now provides experimental Python 3 support. Python 2.5 was dropped.

    To sum up, django-auth-ldap works with Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3 and 3.4.

    Since python-ldap isn’t making progress toward Python 3, if you’re using Python 3, you need to install a fork:

    $ pip install git+https://github.com/rbarrois/python-ldap.git@py3
    

    Thanks to Aymeric Augustin for making this happen.

1.1.8 - 2014-02-01

  • Update LDAPSearchUnion to work for group searches in addition to user searches.
  • Tox no longer supports Python 2.5, so our tests now run on 2.6 and 2.7 only.

1.1.7 - 2013-11-19

1.1.5 - 2013-10-25

  • Support POSIX group permissions with no gidNumber attribute.
  • Support multiple group DNs for *_FLAGS_BY_GROUP.

1.1.4 - 2013-03-09

  • Add support for Django 1.5’s custom user models.

1.1.3 - 2013-01-05

  • Reject empty passwords by default.

    Unless AUTH_LDAP_PERMIT_EMPTY_PASSWORD is set to True, LDAPBackend.authenticate() will immediately return None if the password is empty. This is technically backwards-incompatible, but it’s a more secure default for those LDAP servers that are configured such that binds without passwords always succeed.

  • Add support for pickling LDAP-authenticated users.