Bad news. The server hosting The Ruby Toolbox went bust on the evening of June 7th. While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.

For the time being, here is a very stripped down version of the Ruby Toolbox's contents.

Update June 13th: I'd like to invite you to join the discussion on the future of the Toolbox on github. You can also get in touch directly on Twitter.



 Score 2.92


Net::LDAP for Ruby (also called net-ldap) implements client access for the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), an IETF standard protocol for accessing distributed directory services. Net::LDAP is written completely in Ruby with no external dependencies. It supports most LDAP client features and a subset of server features as well. Net::LDAP has been tested against modern popular LDAP servers including OpenLDAP and Active Directory. The current release is mostly compliant with earlier versions of the IETF LDAP RFCs (2251-2256, 2829-2830, 3377, and 3771). Our roadmap for Net::LDAP 1.0 is to gain full <em>client</em> compliance with the most recent LDAP RFCs (4510-4519, plutions of 4520-4532).

 Rubygem net-ldap

Devise extension to allow authentication via LDAP

 Score 0.46


A LDAP strategy for OmniAuth.

 Score 0.13


Net::LDAP is an LDAP support library written in pure Ruby. It supports all LDAP client features, and a subset of server features as well.

 Score 0.04


Treequel is an LDAP toolkit for Ruby. It is intended to allow quick, easy access to LDAP directories in a manner consistent with LDAP's hierarchical, free-form nature. It's inspired by and modeled after {Sequel}[], a kick-ass database library.

 Rubygem treequel
 Github ged/treequel
 Score 0.03


'Ruby/ActiveLdap' is a ruby extension library which provides a clean objected oriented interface to the Ruby/LDAP library. It was inspired by ActiveRecord. This is not nearly as clean or as flexible as ActiveRecord, but it is still trivial to define new objects and manipulate them with minimal difficulty.

Easy authentication to an LDAP server(s)