How do you integrate iDashboards with a LDAPS directory, such as Active Directory, so that users can log into iDashboards with their AD credentials?
Connecting to an LDAPS directory is accomplished through our standard LDAPS integration.
Please add the lines below to the ivizgroup.properties file which can be located in the iDashboards installation folder (ivizgroup) on the server:
The integration requires the information on hand before attempting connectivity to the LDAPS directory:
- The LDAPS connection URL including Domain name and port (636 is the default LDAPS port)
- Your LDAPS bind pattern. The bind pattern in the example above usually works for AD.
Here are a few more examples of bind patterns:
- Example 1. The following set uses the domain name of the user...
- Example 2. The following set uses the domain name of the user...
- Example 3. The following set uses the SAM Account name of the user…
# This method will only work if the sAMAccountName is the same as the iDashboards login.
# Many times the sAMAccountName is in the <First Name> <Last Name> format.
Once you have the above set up, try the below steps to confirm if LDAPS is successfully configured:
- Log into the Admin application module.
- Create a user with a username that exists in your LDAPS directory, with password: 1234
- Now, start the user application interface and login as this new user, in the password field, type in the user's LDAPS password instead of the 1234.
- If you are able to log in, then it confirms that LDAPS is successfully integrated.
- If you instead encounter a login error, go back into the properties file and make the necessary changes to the bind pattern.
NOTE: The iDashboards system user account, which has the username “admin”, will always be authenticated through the normal iDashboards authentication process, regardless of any external authentication module that may be in use. This insures that the admin user can always log into iDashboards even if the external system is unavailable.
Reference from the Admin manual on the topic:
Chapter "EXTERNAL AUTHENTICATION MODULES"
APPENDIX "CONFIGURING THE LDAP AUTHENTICATION MODULE"
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