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Started blogging for Youshare

April 25, 2008 Leave a comment

Our company has moved into the Blogosphere and I’ve been asked to blog for our company. Not sure what to blog on, so I’m going to blog on so I’m going to blog about anything I can think of.

I’ll be cross posting, here and on:

…which is going to go live in a month or two, once we’ve gathered some contents and ironed out a few minor bugs.

Why don’t you start a blog over there and let us know what you think?

Cheers.

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Categories: 3) Life, Japan, Job, Site Tags: ,

New Juju pictures in the gallery

October 24, 2007 Leave a comment

Went on a bit of a Juju photo spree this month! There’s plenty of new photos in the library.

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New October Julia Gallery

October 3, 2007 1 comment

Caped Julia

Added an October picture gallery for Julia and also finished uploading Julia’s photos from September.

Categories: Family, Photography, Site Tags: ,

WordPress with OpenLDAP on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

July 13, 2007 Leave a comment

I am currently moving my whole server to an integrated Kerberos/LDAP user management regime.
If possible, I’m trying to make the whole system Single-Sign-On: But it’s not as simple as it may (or may not) seem.

One part of my online presence – my WordPress blog – despite the promise of the wpLDAP plugin, refused to work from the box with Mac OS X Tiger.
However, the fix is actually trivial.

wpLDAP relies on the adLDAP module, which by it’s name is obviously geared towards Active Directory. However, if you are using OpenLDAP bundled with Mac OS X Server, you won’t be able to configure the wpLDAP plugin without tweaking the code or forcing your users to type in the whole OpenLDAP Distinguished Name.
wpLDAP plugin authenticates with a sting like this:

<username>@<account suffix>,<base DN>

The problem is that Mac OS X OpenLDAP maps the “Short User Name” to uid and needs to be referefernced by preceding the Username with “uid=”

To prove this, if you have successfully set up wdLDAP but are unable to login and asked to check the credentials, try logging in with the whole DN instead of just the username… i.e.

uid=username,CN=users,DC=myserver,DC=mydomain,DC=com

Or depending on how the baseDN is set up, just the uid= bit

Resolution:

Find the line in …/wp-contents/plugins/wpldap.php

with

…$objLDAP->authenticate($username,$password) …

and change it to

… $objLDAP->authenticate(“uid=”.$username.”,”.$ldapBaseDn,$password) …

That should supply the fully qualified DN for Mac OS X OpenLDAP.

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Julia’s Gallery Online

July 1, 2007 Leave a comment

I’ve uploaded Julia’s Gallery to the new Lloydie Gallery Actually, Julia’s Gallery is the only gallery at the moment but this, I hope, will change soon as I put more material on line.

Categories: Family, Photography, Site Tags: ,

WordPress and First post of 2007!

May 12, 2007 Leave a comment

Well, I’ve just got WordPress working, that’s this you’re reading now and it’s a hell of a lot better than the blog tool I made. But then, that’s the idea, I guess…

These days, I just don’t have the time to develop programs. I just want it to work, out of the box, without any effort. I guess that’s why I love my Mac so much!

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