Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Life After Graduation

Wedding in IL

Honeymoon in VA

Beach Trip with Dreyers in NC

Birthday in Littleton CO

Skillet concert in VA... in the rain

New nephew

Saturday, May 30, 2009

laura-dreyer.com redesign

Laura and I spent the past three days re-designing her website, adding a blog, re-vamping the gallery... it was hectic but fun!

6 days and counting till I'm married :-)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Last View from Moody

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at MBI, and I won't forget the many memories from the school or the city.

Friday, April 17, 2009

new kenandaudrey.com coming up

We're re-designing our wedding website to be more interactive, and it's getting a facelift in the process. Here's a sneak preview :)

Also, I've re-vamped the website for Gingrich Enterprises at www.gei-1.com.

RAID1 on nslu2

Can RAID1 work on the nslu2 for big drives? Yes! I've got two 750 GB SATA drives hooked in, and it's humming along. I had to upgrade to SlugOS5 in order to be able to boot to the md device. Be ready for long RAID sync times though... it's taking about 21 hours to sync a 650 GB partition :)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Authenticating Wordpress with multiple domains in Active Directory

Recently I've been working on a project involving authenticating Wordpress to Active Directory. There's a great plugin on wordpress.org for doing AD authentication, but I needed it to do a bit more than the author intended. The main thing I needed was support for authenticating users from many different domains.

In the original plugin, there is a single, universal "account suffix", stored in the Wordpress settings database. I'm guessing the intent here is to have a user simply enter their username, like "kdreyer", and have the suffix automatically appended to it ("kdreyer" + "@example.com"). Since we're using multiple domains, this won't work. I could have a "kdreyer@example.com", or a "jsmith@xyz.com", and I need to authenticate both.

So here is my hacked version of the Active Directory Authentication plugin. It pulls out the domain from the user's account using split('@', $username), and uses the user-supplied suffix instead of the universal suffix. This means I can get rid of the global Account Suffix and Default Email Domain settings altogether.

There are one or two other modifications here as well. I'm using SSL in my adLDAP instantiation... and so should you ;-) I've also added a bit to update the user's display_name to be "John Smith", instead of jsmith@xyz.com... the info's already there in AD, so, why not help our user out and put it in there for him :-)

I'm using Wordpress 1.7.1, and the patch is against Active Directory Authentication plugin 1.0.5.