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The mod_ldap Apache improves the performance of websites that use an LDAP server backend.


Use the mod_ldap Apache module to improve the performance of websites that depend on an LDAP backend. This module provides an LDAP connection pool which allows the LDAP server to remain connected. It also provides caching to minimize the number of times it contacts the LDAP server.  


This module has no requirements.


This module has no known compatibility issues.

How to install or uninstall mod_ldap

The EasyApache profiles do not provide the mod_ldap Apache module by default.

To install or uninstall the mod_ldap Apache module, perform the following steps:

  1. Run EasyApache in WHM's EasyApache 3 interface (Home >> Software >> EasyApache 3).


    • To access EasyApache from the command line interface, run the /scripts/easyapache script as the root user.
    • For more information on EasyApache, read our EasyApache documentation.
  2. Select the profile that you wish to modify.

  3. Click the  that corresponds to your selection.

  4. Click Next Step in the Apache Version stage.
  5. Click Next Step in the PHP Version stage.
  6. Click Exhaustive Options List in the Short Options List stage.
  7. Perform one of the following actions in the Exhaustive Options List stage:
    • To install the mod_ldap Apache module, select the LDAP option.


      If you select this option, EasyApache will add --with-ldap to Apache's build options.

    • To uninstall the mod_ldap Apache module, deselect the LDAP option.
  8. Click Save and Build.

How to enable or disable the module in a custom EasyApache profile file

The following table provides information about how EasyApache refers to the mod_ldap Apache module: 

EasyApache module namemod_ldap
EasyApache Profile EntryApache:optmods:LDAP

To enable or disable the mod_ldap Apache module in a custom EasyApache profile file, set the Apache:optmods:LDAP profile entry to one of the following values:

  • 1 - This value enables the module.
  • 0 - This value disables the module.


The following table provides information on changes to the mod_ldap Apache module within EasyApache, and content changes to this document:

DateEasyApache versionActionDetails
2/11/20143.24.11Doc updateImplemented case 73225: Remove Apache 1.3 and 2.0
1/31/20133.18.0Doc updateImplemented case 51105: Update for Apache 2.4

Related documentation

To read more about LDAP user authentication, see our Apache Module: AuthnzLDAP documentation.

Vendor documentation

For more information on the mod_ldap Apache module, click the following links:

Apache versionDocumentation
2.2Apache Module mod_ldap
2.4Apache Module mod_ldap