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Kristina Petravičiūtė
Kristina Petravičiūtė
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LDAP authentication with Laravel 5


I really need your help. I'm trying to connect my laravel 5 project with Active directory, but I'm getting error message: "BadMethodCallException in Validator.php line 2615: Method [validateName] does not exist.".

This is my steps:

  1. I'm using ccovey/ldap-auth so I install them by typing composer require "ccovey/ldap-auth": "1.1.*"

  2. Open config/app.php and find Illuminate\Auth\AuthServiceProvider and replace it with Ccovey\LdapAuth\LdapAuthServiceProvider

  3. Edit auth.php file by changing driver to ldap and add 'username_field' => 'fieldname'

  4. Creating adldap.php file (I changed real names to example, com, name and password for security purposes):


return [

    'account_suffix' => "@example.com",

    'domain_controllers' => array("dc1.example.com"), // An array of domains may be provided for load balancing.

    'base_dn' => 'DC=example,DC=com',

    'admin_username' => 'name',

    'admin_password' => 'password',

    'real_primary_group' => true, // Returns the primary group (an educated guess).

    'use_ssl' => false, // If TLS is true this MUST be false.

    'use_tls' => false, // If SSL is true this MUST be false.

    'recursive_groups' => true,

  1. I have connected to mssql database and have user table migration (if it's needed for authentication?)

  2. In routes.php :


Route::post('authenticate_user', array('as'=>'auth_user', 



    'auth' => 'Auth\AuthController',

    'password' => 'Auth\PasswordController',


WHAT I'VE MISSED? HELP! Thank you :)

1 Answer

How are you getting on with this one? A bad method call would suggest you're trying to call something that doesn't exist. Is the validator in your error message the Illuminate Validator or an additional service?