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LDAP authentication backend for pretix



pretix LDAP

LDAP authentication plugin for pretix_.


You can install the plugin using ::

$ pip install pretix-ldap

You need to enable the plugin by including pretix_ldap.LDAPAuthBackend in the auth_backends option in your pretix.cfg (see

You also need to add a [ldap] section in your pretix.cfg to configure the connection to the ldap server.

Options are:

bind_url The url of the ldap server (required) Example: ldap://

bind_dn The dn of the account to use to query the ldap server (required) Example: cn=readonly,dc=example,dc=com

bind_password The password of the account to use to query the ldap server (required) Example: changeme

search_base The search base (required) Example: ou=people,dc=example,dc=com

search_filter Filter to search for users. You can use placeholders in curly braces, which will get populated from form fields of the same name. Default: (&(objectClass=inetOrgPerson)(mail={email})) Example: (&(objectClass=inetOrgPerson)(memberOf=cn=pretix,ou=groups,dc=example,dc=com)(mail={email}))

email_attr The name of an attribute that can be used to retrieve the user's email address Default: mail

unique_attr The name of a stable attribute that can be used to uniquely identify a user Default: dn Example: entryUUID

Example Deployment

An example deployment using docker-compose can be found in the example folder.

After running docker-compose up you should be able to log in at http://localhost:80/control using the email "" and password "password".

Development setup

  1. Make sure that you have a working pretix development setup_.

  2. Clone this repository, eg to local/pretix-ldap.

  3. Activate the virtual environment you use for pretix development.

  4. Execute python develop within this directory to register this application with pretix's plugin registry.

  5. Restart your local pretix server. You can now use the plugin from this repository for your events by enabling it in the 'plugins' tab in the settings.

Running CI linter and tests locally

  1. Install nix_

  2. Enter devshell: nix develop

  3. Build package::

    python -m build

  4. Run linter::


  5. Run tests::

    cp -r dist tests

    cd tests



Copyright 2019 sohalt

Released under the terms of the Apache License 2.0

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