I am in the process of swapping over to LDAP authentication and one thing I have found is that the users names used when creating an account on JForum were of the form "Richard Peters" however the ldap user name is "ricpet".
What would be nice would be to have the facility to specify the user name for logging in (i.e ricpet, or petersr or whatever the company convention is) and then using one of the ldap values (in my case "cn") for the display user name.
[originally posted on jforum.net by Richard Peters]
Look at the source for the LDAP Authenticator. There are a lot of config settings that can control which attribute matches user name.
If you want to display something other than the user name in a posting, you probably need to make sure either from field or the firstname, lastname fields are set when the Jforum user is created (or modify the UserDAO to use LDAP's info). And then you need to modify the templates to use that info instead of the default of user name.
IMHO, the Jforum templates should support full name / from display instead of user name... but that's for a future version. [originally posted on jforum.net by monroe]
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