Active Directory : Invalid Credentials

First time user here trying to configure Active Directory authentication. I’m getting an Invalid Username or Password error . I’ve turned on logging filters = ldap:debug but I’m struggling finding where my error is.

This is my ldap.toml file:

# To troubleshoot and get more log info enable ldap debug logging in grafana.ini
# [log]
# filters = ldap:debug

# Ldap server host (specify multiple hosts space separated)
host = ""
# Default port is 389 or 636 if use_ssl = true
port = 389
# Set to true if ldap server supports TLS
use_ssl = false
# Set to true if connect ldap server with STARTTLS pattern (create connection in insecure, then upgrade to secure connection with TLS)
start_tls = false
# set to true if you want to skip ssl cert validation
ssl_skip_verify = true
# set to the path to your root CA certificate or leave unset to use system defaults
# root_ca_cert = "/path/to/certificate.crt"
# Authentication against LDAP servers requiring client certificates
# client_cert = "/path/to/client.crt"
# client_key = "/path/to/client.key"

# Search user bind dn
bind_dn = "CN=ldap,OU=Service_Accounts,OU=PC_User_Accounts,DC=domain,DC=com"
# Search user bind password
# If the password contains # or ; you have to wrap it with triple quotes. Ex """#password;"""
bind_password = """supersecretpassword"""

# User search filter, for example "(cn=%s)" or "(sAMAccountName=%s)" or "(uid=%s)"
search_filter = "(sAMAccountName=%s)"

# An array of base dns to search through
search_base_dns = ["dc=domain,dc=com"]

# Specify names of the ldap attributes your ldap uses
name = "givenName"
surname = "sn"
username = "sAMAccountName"
member_of = "memberOf"
email =  "mail"

# Map ldap groups to grafana org roles
##group_dn = "cn=admins,dc=com"
##org_role = "Admin"
group_dn = "dc=domain,dc=com"
org_role = "*"
# To make user an instance admin  (Grafana Admin) uncomment line below
# grafana_admin = true
# The Grafana organization database id, optional, if left out the default org (id 1) will be used
# org_id = 1

group_dn = "cn=users,dc=grafana,dc=org"
org_role = "Editor"

# If you want to match all (or no ldap groups) then you can use wildcard
group_dn = "*"
org_role = "Viewer"

This is a snippet from my log file:

t=2019-05-16T16:52:55+0000 lvl=info msg="HTTP Server Listen" logger=http.server address= protocol=http subUrl= socket=
t=2019-05-16T16:53:01+0000 lvl=info msg="Initial bind failed" logger=ldap error="LDAP Result Code 49 \"Invalid Credentials\": 80090308: LdapErr: DSID-0C090400, comment: AcceptSecurityContext error, data 52e, v1db1 "
t=2019-05-16T16:53:01+0000 lvl=eror msg="Invalid username or password" logger=context userId=0 orgId=0 uname= error="Invalid Username or Password"
t=2019-05-16T16:53:01+0000 lvl=info msg="Request Completed" logger=context userId=0 orgId=0 uname= method=POST path=/login status=401 remote_addr= time_ms=48 size=42 referer=http://grafanaserver:3000/login
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So googled this and the first hit is this: authentication - LDAP: error code 49 - 80090308: LdapErr: DSID-0C0903A9, comment: AcceptSecurityContext error, data 52e, v1db1 - Stack Overflow

which implies that the username is valid but password/credential is invalid. But maybe it could also be that mapping for the username is incorrect and that it is matching another user with the same username?

If that’s what is happening, it’s rather strange because isn’t (sAMAccountName=%s) the unique identifier in Active Directory? I’ve searched the system and I didn’t find any duplicates. So you’re not seeing anything immediately wrong with the configuration?

Solve it!

It was my bind-dn that I had wrong. This is what was wrong:

bind_dn = "CN=ldap,OU=Service_Accounts,OU=PC_User_Accounts,DC=domain,DC=com"

This is how the right way should look

bind_dn = "mydomain\\%s"

It was after going over the documentation and there’s a difference whether you’re authenticating to a LDAP server or an Active Directory server; the later being my case.

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can you show, your file ldap.toml ?

In the beginning of this post have my ldap.toml shared. The only line that has changed was the bind_dn

when you put bind_dn = “mydomain\%s”
where can i take mydomain ?

use this on shell: