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auth_external module not working on silverstripe v2.2.2

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Community Member, 3 Posts

19 August 2008 at 5:40pm

I have set up the auth_external module according to directions on the silverstripe website, on a new installation of version 2.2.2. I have also applied the patch available at However, when I try to log in to the silverstripe admin interface with the external authentication, it redirects me to a page http://localhost/silverstripe-v2.2.2/Security/?executeForm=LoginForm. This page is blank, and does not redirect further.

This error has occured on multiple installations of silverstripe, and when using both the sample _config.php available in the doc folder, and a custom-built _config.php. I am trying to authenticate via LDAP.

Is there a known issue with Silverstripe v2.2.2? I am using this code in a business environment, and need to be able to issue admins with their usernames quickly. This requires synchronization with the ActiveDirectory database, via LDAP. As far as I am aware auth_external is the only way to do this with silverstripe. I would hate to have to change CMSs just because of this.



Community Member, 33 Posts

19 August 2008 at 9:07pm

I was having problems with the auth_external module until I realised you still have to create an account in Silverstripe and enable the external authentication source for the account.


Community Member, 3 Posts

25 August 2008 at 1:31pm

I tried that as well, but it makes no difference. Anyone know what's going on?