ActiveLdap provides an object oriented interface to LDAP.
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A ruby library for object-oriented LDAP interface.

  • Copyright © 2004-2006 Will Drewry <>
  • Copyright © 2006-2013 Kouhei Sutou <>


‘ActiveLdap’ is a ruby library which provides a clean
objected oriented interface to LDAP library. It was
inspired by ActiveRecord. This is not nearly as clean or as
flexible as ActiveRecord, but it is still trivial to define
new objects and manipulate them with minimal difficulty.

For example and usage – read the


Ruby intepreter

One of them:

  • Ruby (1.9.3, 2.0.x, 2.1.x, 2.2.x, 2.3.0)
  • JRuby

See the above links for installation.

LDAP client

JRuby doesn’t need to install new library because JRuby
has builtin LDAP support. Ruby users need one of them:

See the above links for installation.


A toolkit for building modeling frameworks like Active
Record and Active Resource.


  • Only GSSAPI SASL support exists due to Ruby/LDAP limitations


See Rails (doc/text/rails.textile
in the repository and on GitHub) page for Rails integration.


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it. It is
dual licensed under Ruby’s license and under the terms of the GNU General
Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2,
or (at your option) any later version.

Please see the file LICENSE for the terms of the licence.


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