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It would be nice if the email of a user could come from the user topic with LdapUserMapping

We have an Active Directory running, but without email addresses stored in it.
I've set up Foswiki with SSO via Apache Login.
I would like now the LdapUserMapping to take the email addresses from the User topics as they are not available in LDAP.

Currently I work-arounded by creating an own UserMappingManager.
To clarify what I suggest, here is my custom code in /var/lib/foswiki/lib/Foswiki/Users/, but be aware that this is a quick hack and maybe not an optimal implementation:

package Foswiki::Users::LdapWithEmailsFromTopicUserMapping;

use strict;
use Foswiki::Users::LdapUserMapping;
our @ISA = qw( Foswiki::Users::LdapUserMapping );

sub new {
  my ($class, $session) = @_;

  my $this = bless($class->SUPER::new( $session ), $class);
  return $this;

sub getEmails {
  my ($this, $user, $emails) = @_;

  $emails ||= {};

  return values %$emails if $emails->{$user};

  if ($this->isGroup($user)) {
    my $it = $this->eachGroupMember($user);
    while ($it->hasNext()) {
      $this->getEmails($it->next(), $emails);
  } else {
    foreach ( Foswiki::Users::TopicUserMapping::mapper_getEmails( $this->{session}, $user ) ) {
      $$emails{$user} = $_;
    return values %$emails if $emails->{$user} and (index($emails->{$user}, '%LDAP{') == -1);

    # get emails from the password manager
    my $login = $this->getLoginName($user);
    if ($login) {
      foreach ($this->{passwords}->getEmails($login, $emails)) {
        $$emails{$user} = $_;

  return values %$emails;


-- BjoernKautler - 10 Apr 2012

I changed the code I posted to include a return line if something was found in the TopicUserMapping, so that topic email addresses have precedence over ldapp addresses.

-- BjoernKautler - 19 Apr 2012

Another change to make it possible to use the LdapNgPlugins %LDAP macro in the topics Mail field and not get an error message on mail sending.

-- BjoernKautler - 27 May 2012

QuestionForm edit

Subject Missing functionality
Extension LdapContrib
Version Foswiki 1.1.5
Status Asked
Related Topics
Topic revision: r3 - 27 May 2012, BjoernKautler - This page was cached on 03 Jun 2020 - 17:56.

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