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This tutorial demonstrates how to set up CAS quickly on Windows using the Apache Directory Server for LDAP authentication.

For Quick Setup Only

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The instructions in this guide are for a quick LDAP setup only and should not be used for creating a production deployment of CAS. Use the Maven War Overlay method described in Maintaining local customizations using Maven 2 for any deployment that requires configuration management.

Prerequisites

  1. Apache tomcat is installed and running
  2. Java(JDK) is installed.

Instructions

  1. Download Apache directory server from http://directory.apache.org/
  2. Run the setup with all the defaults and test that the server is working on localhost using telnet:
    1. Start->Run->telnet
    2. In the telnet console, type the following: open localhost 10389
    3. If you get a screen that lets you type, Apache Directory Server is configured properly
  3. Download the CAS installation and find the war file e.g. \cas-server-$VERSION\modules\cas-server-webapp-$VERSION.war
  4. Start the Tomcat server, e.g. $TOMCAT_HOME/bin/startup.bat.
  5. Add the CAS war file, cas-server-webapp-3.2.1.war, to the webapps folder, $TOMCAT_HOME\webapps.
  6. Confirm the following directory exists, which indicates a successful deploy, {{$TOMCAT_HOME\webapps\cas-server-webapp-$VERSION},
  7. You may also examine the Tomcat stardard output log file for errors, $TOMCAT_HOME/logs/catalina.out.
  8. Stop the tomcat server, e.g. $TOMCAT_HOME/bin/shutdown.bat.
  9. Add the following to the pom.xml file in the META-INF folder, $TOMCAT_HOME\webapps\cas-server-webapp-$VERSION\META-INF\maven\org.jasig.cas\cas-server-webapp:

  10. Edit $TOMCAT_HOME\webapps\cas-server-webapp-$VERSION\WEB-INF\deployerConfigContext.xmlas follows:
    1. Add the following bean LDAP authentication:

    2. Remove the demo authentication handler, org.jasig.cas.authentication.handler.support.SimpleTestUsernamePasswordAuthenticationHandler, from the authenticationHandlers property of the org.jasig.cas.authentication.AuthenticationManagerImpl bean.
    3. Add the LDAP fast bind authentication handler to the authenticationHandlers property of the authenticationHandlerbean:

  11. Add the cas-server-support-ldap-$VERSION.jar from the CAS installation to $TOMCAT_HOME\webapps\cas-server-webapp-$VERSION\WEB-INF\lib.
  12. Add the spring-ldap-X.Y.Z.RELEASE-all.jar to $TOMCAT_HOME\webapps\cas-server-webapp-$VERSION\WEB-INF\lib. It can be downloaded from http://www.springsource.org/ldap. X.Y.Z should correspond to latest version.
  13. Start tomcat and confirm there are no errors in the $TOMCAT_HOME\logs\catalina.out log.
  14. Open a browser to the URL http://localhost:8080/cas-server-webapp-$VERSION/ and authenticate with the following credentials, admin/secret.
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