LDAPCP Classic is deprecated. Migrating to LDAPCP SE is safe and easy.

Use case

LDAPCP is useful when SharePoint is federated with ADFS (or a similar STS) using WS-Federation or OpenID Connect.
It runs inside SharePoint and queries your Active Directory and LDAP servers to find users and groups:


It can be easily tested by deploying this ARM template in Azure: It creates a full SharePoint farm, configures federation with ADFS and installs LDAPCP.


LDAPCP is fully compatible with all the supported versions of SharePoint Server: SharePoint Subscription, SharePoint 2019, SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint 2013.


  • Fix the search in the people picker.
  • Get group membership (augmentation).
  • Query multiple Active Directory and LDAP servers in parallel.
  • Populate the metadata (e.g. email, display name) of the entities.
  • Easy to configure through PowerShell or administration pages.
  • No dependency on any SharePoint service application.


LDAPCP is highly customizable to adapt to your requirements:

  • Configure the details of the LDAP connection (security options, root container, etc…).
  • Customize the display of the results in the people picker.
  • Customize the claim types and their mapping with the LDAP objects.
  • Enable/disable augmentation.
  • Developers can deeply customize LDAPCP to meet specific needs.