We don’t live in a perfect world, and unfortunately we have to often endure Microsoft technologies even though we’d rather play with Ruby. I digress…
I have created a gem called ElDap which makes it easy to search and authenticate against an Active Directory.
Why make this?
The need for this gem arose out of a business requirement for all user authentication to be done against Active Directory. Our users were tired of having to remember multiple usernames and passwords, and asked if they could simply use their network credentials to log into our applications. This gem passes off their username and password to an Active Directory server for authentication.
Additionally, users are also able to search the Active Directory.
If this sounds like something you need, check out El Dap on Github for more information.