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SID-01951: Can't use string as an ARRAY ref while "strict refs" in use

Status: Unanswered Unanswered TWiki version: 6.0.0 Perl version: 5 version 12
Category: CategoryPlugins Server OS: OpenSuse 11.4 Last update: 1 year ago

Hello Twiki Users

We have been using twiki for over years. Supreb software here. We decided to use LDAPContrib to make the Login easyier.

But we got stuck at the end of the line. After configuring everything. Not even the admin will work anymore. LDAP is running fine with the ldaptest in the tools folder.

While trying to login we get the error:

TWiki detected an internal error - please check your TWiki logs and webserver logs for more information.

Can't use string ("DC=my, DC=Domain") as an ARRAY ref while "strict refs" in use

Please help me out here. I searched google till the end of the internet.


-- Merlin Huber - 2014-07-22

Discussion and Answer

This Error points to Line 595 of LdapContrib:

my @entries; # There can only be one, but we need to make sure.
foreach my $userBase (@{$this->{userBase}}) {
my $msg = $this->search(
filter => $filter,
base => $userBase,
deref => 'always'

-- Merlin Huber - 2014-07-22

Make sure the {Ldap}[UserBase} in twiki/lib/LocalSite.cfg is an array, such as:

$TWiki::cfg{Ldap}{UserBase} = ['ou=people,dc=my,dc=domain,dc=com'];

-- Peter Thoeny - 2014-07-22

Thanks! That escaping did change the whole thing.

Cheers Merlin

-- Merlin Huber - 2014-07-23

got a similar error when trying to login

Can't use string ("dc=my,dc=domain,dc=com") as an ARRAY ref while "strict refs" in use

just admin is working.

-- Ralf Mueller - 2017-01-12

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Status Unanswered
Title Can't use string as an ARRAY ref while "strict refs" in use
SupportCategory CategoryPlugins
TWiki version 6.0.0
Server OS OpenSuse 11.4
Web server apache 2.2.17
Perl version 5 version 12
Browser & version chrom, Firefox
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