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Authenticating Nested Groups in LDAP

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http://serverfault.com – I don't know much about LDAP so I apologise in advance. I am looking at a bug in an application that does some authentication using LDAP. The LDAP directory structure set up by the client contains nested groups and looks like the following: UAT Group DEV Group portfolio_mangers Under the DEV Group we have some users: DEV Group jsmith cwilson plo The user requires that authentication will recursively traverse the input group to determine if the user is directly or indirectly (nested) a member of the input group. So if we start our traversal at either the UA (HowTos)