phpLDAPadmin is a web app for administering Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) servers.[3][4] It's written in the PHP programming language, and is licensed under the GNU General Public License. The application is available in 14 languages[2] and supports UTF-8 encoded directory strings.

Original author(s)David Smith
Developer(s)Deon George[1]
Initial release2003 (2003)
Final release
1.2.5 / August 20, 2019; 19 months ago (2019-08-20)
Written inPHP
Available inCatalan, Chinese (simplified), Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish and Swedish[2]
TypeLDAP administration


The project began in Fall of 2002 when Dave Smith, a student from Brigham Young University (BYU) and lead developer, needed a robust web application to manage his LDAP servers. Originally, phpLDAPadmin was called DaveDAP, but in August 2003, the name was changed to phpLDAPadmin. Since that time, the software has been downloaded approximately 150 times per day, and is commonly used throughout the world. Two other developers have contributed to the code base: Xavier Renard and Uwe Ebel. Xavier has focused on LDIF imports/exports and Samba software integration. Uwe has focused on internationalizing the application.

In Spring of 2005, Deon George took over maintenance of phpLDAPadmin.[1]

Due to a long period starting from 2016, where no new pull requests have been merged into the master project,[5] and no further releases were made, several forks exist,[6][7][8] that implement new compatibilities and functionality. Since spring 2019 new development is going on and many pull requests were merged into the project restoring compatibility with recent PHP releases.


The following Linux distributions include phpLDAPadmin in their official software repositories:

It is available in the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository,[12] allowing managed installation to distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, CentOS and Scientific Linux, and is included in the M23 software distribution system, which manages and distributes software for the Debian, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, CentOS and openSUSE distributions.[13]

It is also available in repositories for FreeBSD,[14][15] OpenBSD,[16] and Solaris.[17]


  1. ^ a b "New phpLDAPadmin maintainer: Deon George - msg#00007". phpldapadmin developers mailing list. 2005.
  2. ^ a b "Credits - phpLDAPadmin". Retrieved 2016-07-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Helmke, Matthew (2012). Ubuntu Unleashed, 2012 Edition. SAMS Publishing. p. 574. ISBN 978-0672335785.
  4. ^ "Making LDAP Easy on Linux with phpLDAPadmin". 2010-11-08.
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  9. ^ "phpldapadmin package : Ubuntu". Retrieved 2016-07-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Debian Package Tracker - phpldapadmin". Retrieved 2021-03-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "net-nds/phpldapadmin – Gentoo Packages". Retrieved 2016-07-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Index of /pub/epel/6/x86_64". Retrieved 2016-07-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "m23". smartITSM. Archived from the original on 2013-11-26. Retrieved 2013-07-09.
  14. ^ "FreeBSD Ports Search". Retrieved 2016-07-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ Hong, Bryan (2008). Building A Server with FreeBSD 7: A Modular Approach. No Starch Press. pp. 153–156. ISBN 978-1593271459.
  16. ^ " | The OpenBSD package collection". Retrieved 2016-07-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "phpldapadmin - Solaris package". Retrieved 2016-07-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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