logging-in into a webpage using our LDAP credentials in django using django_auth_ldap module

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I am using django_auth_ldap module to authenticate LDAP users who are logging into my web page.

Edited my settings.py file as per the document https://pythonhosted.org/django-auth-ldap/example.html

import ldap
from django_auth_ldap.config import LDAPSearch, GroupOfNamesType


# Baseline configuration.
AUTH_LDAP_SERVER_URI = "ldap://ldap.example.com"

AUTH_LDAP_BIND_DN = "cn=django-agent,dc=example,dc=com"
AUTH_LDAP_BIND_PASSWORD = "phlebotinum"
AUTH_LDAP_USER_SEARCH = LDAPSearch("ou=users,dc=example,dc=com",
    ldap.SCOPE_SUBTREE, "(uid=%(user)s)")
# or perhaps:
# AUTH_LDAP_USER_DN_TEMPLATE = "uid=%(user)s,ou=users,dc=example,dc=com"

# Set up the basic group parameters.
AUTH_LDAP_GROUP_SEARCH = LDAPSearch("ou=django,ou=groups,dc=example,dc=com",
    ldap.SCOPE_SUBTREE, "(objectClass=groupOfNames)"
)
AUTH_LDAP_GROUP_TYPE = GroupOfNamesType(name_attr="cn")

# Simple group restrictions
AUTH_LDAP_REQUIRE_GROUP = "cn=enabled,ou=django,ou=groups,dc=example,dc=com"
AUTH_LDAP_DENY_GROUP = "cn=disabled,ou=django,ou=groups,dc=example,dc=com"

# Populate the Django user from the LDAP directory.
AUTH_LDAP_USER_ATTR_MAP = {
    "first_name": "givenName",
    "last_name": "sn",
    "email": "mail"
}

AUTH_LDAP_PROFILE_ATTR_MAP = {
    "employee_number": "employeeNumber"
}

AUTH_LDAP_USER_FLAGS_BY_GROUP = {
    "is_active": "cn=active,ou=django,ou=groups,dc=example,dc=com",
    "is_staff": "cn=staff,ou=django,ou=groups,dc=example,dc=com",
    "is_superuser": "cn=superuser,ou=django,ou=groups,dc=example,dc=com"
}

AUTH_LDAP_PROFILE_FLAGS_BY_GROUP = {
    "is_awesome": "cn=awesome,ou=django,ou=groups,dc=example,dc=com",
}

# This is the default, but I like to be explicit.
AUTH_LDAP_ALWAYS_UPDATE_USER = True

# Use LDAP group membership to calculate group permissions.
AUTH_LDAP_FIND_GROUP_PERMS = True

# Cache group memberships for an hour to minimize LDAP traffic
AUTH_LDAP_CACHE_GROUPS = True
AUTH_LDAP_GROUP_CACHE_TIMEOUT = 3600


# Keep ModelBackend around for per-user permissions and maybe a local
# superuser.
AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS = (
    'django_auth_ldap.backend.LDAPBackend',
    'django.contrib.auth.backends.ModelBackend',
)

I want clarification on few things. i,e to get a login page and to authenticate the logged in LDAP user:

  1. login url, login view, html template for login page should be created explicitly" ??
  2. If they are autogenerated, how can we get the username and password entered by user and search for the same using AUTH_LDAP_USER_SEARCH.
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