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Original author(s) David Smith
Developer(s) Deon George[1]
Initial release 2003 (2003)
Stable release
1.2.3 / October 1, 2012; 4 years ago (2012-10-01)
Development status Active, stable
Written in PHP
Operating system Cross-platform
Platform Web application
Available in Catalan, Chinese (simplified), Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish and Swedish[2]
Type LDAP administration
License GPL

phpLDAPadmin is a web application 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.


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]


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

It is available in the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository,[8] 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.[9]

It is also available in repositories for FreeBSD,[10][11] OpenBSD,[12] and Solaris.[13]


  1. ^ a b "New phpLDAPadmin maintainer: Deon George - msg#00007". phpldapadmin developers mailing list. 2005. 
  2. ^ a b "Credits - phpLDAPadmin". Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  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. 
  5. ^ "phpldapadmin package : Ubuntu". Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  6. ^ "Debian Package Tracking System - phpldapadmin". Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  7. ^ "net-nds/phpldapadmin – Gentoo Packages". Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  8. ^ "Index of /pub/epel/6/x86_64". Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  9. ^ "m23". smartITSM. 
  10. ^ "FreeBSD Ports Search". Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  11. ^ Hong, Bryan (2008). Building A Server with FreeBSD 7: A Modular Approach. No Starch Press. pp. 153–156. ISBN 978-1593271459. 
  12. ^ " | The OpenBSD package collection". Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  13. ^ "phpldapadmin - Solaris package". Retrieved 2016-07-23. 

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