Unable to Setup Ldap Authentication in Jenkins

Hi Jenkins Community,

I’m trying to setup Ldap authentication in my Jenkins, however after passing the required details and tried to test ldap settings, its says connection timed out, also i have set the authorization strategy to ‘Anyone can do anything’, please see the error below and advise further.

Error Logs:

java.net.ConnectException: Connection timed out
at java.base/sun.nio.ch.Net.connect0(Native Method)
at java.base/sun.nio.ch.Net.connect(Net.java:579)
at java.base/sun.nio.ch.Net.connect(Net.java:568)
at java.base/sun.nio.ch.NioSocketImpl.connect(NioSocketImpl.java:593)
at java.base/java.net.SocksSocketImpl.connect(SocksSocketImpl.java:327)
at java.base/java.net.Socket.connect(Socket.java:633)
at java.base/java.net.Socket.connect(Socket.java:583)
at java.base/java.net.Socket.(Socket.java:507)
at java.base/java.net.Socket.(Socket.java:319)
at jenkins.security.plugins.ldap.LDAPConfiguration$LDAPConfigurationDescriptor.doCheckServer(LDAPConfiguration.java:445)
at java.base/java.lang.invoke.MethodHandle.invokeWithArguments(MethodHandle.java:732)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Function$MethodFunction.invoke(Function.java:397)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Function$InstanceFunction.invoke(Function.java:409)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Function.bindAndInvoke(Function.java:207)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.SelectionInterceptedFunction$Adapter.invoke(SelectionInterceptedFunction.java:36)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.verb.HttpVerbInterceptor.invoke(HttpVerbInterceptor.java:48)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.SelectionInterceptedFunction.bindAndInvoke(SelectionInterceptedFunction.java:26)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Function.bindAndInvokeAndServeResponse(Function.java:140)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.MetaClass$11.doDispatch(MetaClass.java:558)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.NameBasedDispatcher.dispatch(NameBasedDispatcher.java:59)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.tryInvoke(Stapler.java:770)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.invoke(Stapler.java:900)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.MetaClass$4.doDispatch(MetaClass.java:289)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.NameBasedDispatcher.dispatch(NameBasedDispatcher.java:59)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.tryInvoke(Stapler.java:770)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.invoke(Stapler.java:900)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.tryInvoke(Stapler.java:836)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.invoke(Stapler.java:900)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.MetaClass$9.dispatch(MetaClass.java:475)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.tryInvoke(Stapler.java:770)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.invoke(Stapler.java:900)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.invoke(Stapler.java:698)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.service(Stapler.java:248)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:590)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHolder.handle(ServletHolder.java:764)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$ChainEnd.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1665)
at hudson.util.PluginServletFilter$1.doFilter(PluginServletFilter.java:163)
at org.jenkinsci.plugins.ssegateway.Endpoint$SSEListenChannelFilter.doFilter(Endpoint.java:248)
at hudson.util.PluginServletFilter$1.doFilter(PluginServletFilter.java:160)
at io.jenkins.blueocean.ResourceCacheControl.doFilter(ResourceCacheControl.java:134)
at hudson.util.PluginServletFilter$1.doFilter(PluginServletFilter.java:160)
at io.jenkins.blueocean.auth.jwt.impl.JwtAuthenticationFilter.doFilter(JwtAuthenticationFilter.java:60)
at hudson.util.PluginServletFilter$1.doFilter(PluginServletFilter.java:160)
at org.jenkinsci.plugins.modernstatus.ModernStatusFilter.doFilter(ModernStatusFilter.java:50)
at hudson.util.PluginServletFilter$1.doFilter(PluginServletFilter.java:160)
at jenkins.util.HttpServletFilter$1.doFilter(HttpServletFilter.java:76)
at hudson.util.PluginServletFilter$1.doFilter(PluginServletFilter.java:160)
at hudson.util.PluginServletFilter.doFilter(PluginServletFilter.java:166)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.FilterHolder.doFilter(FilterHolder.java:202)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$Chain.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1635)
at jenkins.ErrorAttributeFilter.doFilter(ErrorAttributeFilter.java:29)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.FilterHolder.doFilter(FilterHolder.java:202)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$Chain.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1635)
at hudson.security.csrf.CrumbFilter.doFilter(CrumbFilter.java:154)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.FilterHolder.doFilter(FilterHolder.java:202)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$Chain.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1635)
at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:94)
at jenkins.security.AcegiSecurityExceptionFilter.doFilter(AcegiSecurityExceptionFilter.java:52)
at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:99)
at hudson.security.UnwrapSecurityExceptionFilter.doFilter(UnwrapSecurityExceptionFilter.java:54)
at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:99)
at org.springframework.security.web.access.ExceptionTranslationFilter.doFilter(ExceptionTranslationFilter.java:126)
at org.springframework.security.web.access.ExceptionTranslationFilter.doFilter(ExceptionTranslationFilter.java:120)
at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:99)
at org.springframework.security.web.authentication.AnonymousAuthenticationFilter.doFilter(AnonymousAuthenticationFilter.java:100)
at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:99)
at org.springframework.security.web.authentication.rememberme.RememberMeAuthenticationFilter.doFilter(RememberMeAuthenticationFilter.java:110)
at org.springframework.security.web.authentication.rememberme.RememberMeAuthenticationFilter.doFilter(RememberMeAuthenticationFilter.java:101)
at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:99)
at org.springframework.security.web.authentication.AbstractAuthenticationProcessingFilter.doFilter(AbstractAuthenticationProcessingFilter.java:227)
at org.springframework.security.web.authentication.AbstractAuthenticationProcessingFilter.doFilter(AbstractAuthenticationProcessingFilter.java:221)
at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:99)
at jenkins.security.BasicHeaderProcessor.doFilter(BasicHeaderProcessor.java:97)
at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:99)
at org.springframework.security.web.context.SecurityContextPersistenceFilter.doFilter(SecurityContextPersistenceFilter.java:117)
at org.springframework.security.web.context.SecurityContextPersistenceFilter.doFilter(SecurityContextPersistenceFilter.java:87)
at hudson.security.HttpSessionContextIntegrationFilter2.doFilter(HttpSessionContextIntegrationFilter2.java:63)
at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter$1.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:99)
at hudson.security.ChainedServletFilter.doFilter(ChainedServletFilter.java:111)
at hudson.security.HudsonFilter.doFilter(HudsonFilter.java:172)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.FilterHolder.doFilter(FilterHolder.java:202)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$Chain.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1635)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.compression.CompressionFilter.doFilter(CompressionFilter.java:53)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.FilterHolder.doFilter(FilterHolder.java:202)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$Chain.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1635)
at hudson.util.CharacterEncodingFilter.doFilter(CharacterEncodingFilter.java:86)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.FilterHolder.doFilter(FilterHolder.java:202)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$Chain.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1635)
at org.kohsuke.stapler.DiagnosticThreadNameFilter.doFilter(DiagnosticThreadNameFilter.java:30)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.FilterHolder.doFilter(FilterHolder.java:202)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$Chain.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1635)
at jenkins.security.SuspiciousRequestFilter.doFilter(SuspiciousRequestFilter.java:38)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.FilterHolder.doFilter(FilterHolder.java:202)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$Chain.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1635)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler.doHandle(ServletHandler.java:527)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ScopedHandler.handle(ScopedHandler.java:131)
at org.eclipse.jetty.security.SecurityHandler.handle(SecurityHandler.java:569)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.HandlerWrapper.handle(HandlerWrapper.java:122)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ScopedHandler.nextHandle(ScopedHandler.java:223)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.session.SessionHandler.doHandle(SessionHandler.java:1570)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ScopedHandler.nextHandle(ScopedHandler.java:221)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ContextHandler.doHandle(ContextHandler.java:1384)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ScopedHandler.nextScope(ScopedHandler.java:176)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler.doScope(ServletHandler.java:484)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.session.SessionHandler.doScope(SessionHandler.java:1543)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ScopedHandler.nextScope(ScopedHandler.java:174)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ContextHandler.doScope(ContextHandler.java:1306)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ScopedHandler.handle(ScopedHandler.java:129)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.RequestLogHandler.handle(RequestLogHandler.java:46)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.HandlerWrapper.handle(HandlerWrapper.java:122)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.Server.handle(Server.java:563)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.HttpChannel$RequestDispatchable.dispatch(HttpChannel.java:1598)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.HttpChannel.dispatch(HttpChannel.java:753)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.HttpChannel.handle(HttpChannel.java:501)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.HttpConnection.onFillable(HttpConnection.java:287)
at org.eclipse.jetty.io.AbstractConnection$ReadCallback.succeeded(AbstractConnection.java:314)
at org.eclipse.jetty.io.FillInterest.fillable(FillInterest.java:100)
at org.eclipse.jetty.io.ssl.SslConnection$DecryptedEndPoint.onFillable(SslConnection.java:558)
at org.eclipse.jetty.io.ssl.SslConnection.onFillable(SslConnection.java:379)
at org.eclipse.jetty.io.ssl.SslConnection$2.succeeded(SslConnection.java:146)
at org.eclipse.jetty.io.FillInterest.fillable(FillInterest.java:100)
at org.eclipse.jetty.io.SelectableChannelEndPoint$1.run(SelectableChannelEndPoint.java:53)
at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.strategy.AdaptiveExecutionStrategy.runTask(AdaptiveExecutionStrategy.java:421)
at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.strategy.AdaptiveExecutionStrategy.consumeTask(AdaptiveExecutionStrategy.java:390)
at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.strategy.AdaptiveExecutionStrategy.tryProduce(AdaptiveExecutionStrategy.java:277)
at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.strategy.AdaptiveExecutionStrategy.run(AdaptiveExecutionStrategy.java:199)
at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.ReservedThreadExecutor$ReservedThread.run(ReservedThreadExecutor.java:411)
at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.QueuedThreadPool.runJob(QueuedThreadPool.java:969)
at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.QueuedThreadPool$Runner.doRunJob(QueuedThreadPool.java:1194)
at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.QueuedThreadPool$Runner.run(QueuedThreadPool.java:1149)
at java.base/java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:840)

Warm regards,
Ravi

@Ravi1

Please see the below steps to troubleshoot the ldap issue:

1. Verify LDAP Server Address and Port

  • Ensure the URL ldaps://<ldap-server>:1636 is correct.

2. Network Connectivity

  • Check if Jenkins can reach the LDAP server using curl or telnet or nc:
curl --insecure -v ldaps://<ldap-server>:1636

Replace with the actual hostname or IP address of your LDAP server.

or

telnet <ldap-server> 1636

or

nc -zv <ldap-server> 1636

3. SSL/TLS Configuration

  • Import the LDAP server’s certificate into the Java keystore on Jenkins:
    keytool -import -alias ldapserver -file ldapservercert.pem -keystore /path/to/keystore
    

Replace /path/to/keystore with the path to the Java keystore used by Jenkins, often located at $JAVA_HOME/lib/security/cacerts.

4. Test with Non-Secure LDAP

  • Temporarily switch to ldap:// to check if SSL/TLS is the issue.

Use the “Test LDAP Settings” button to verify the connection.

Hope this helps!