LDAP Lookup Settings dialog box

This dialog box specifies settings to look up the email address and other attributes for an authenticated user on an LDAP server.

Option Description
Search Root
The root node where the component starts searching for user authentication information. The root includes distinguished name pairs separated by commas. The following example shows the format of a Search Root entry:
LDAP://ldapserver.domain.com:port/OU=Users,DC=domain,DC=com

If you select Windows as the authentication type, you do not have to provide a value. If the field is blank, the component starts searching the root node of the directory tree by default.

Authentication Select the authentication type and type the user credentials.
Directory Search
Specify values for searching entries in the address book directory services database:
  • Match Username Against — LDAP object attribute for matching the user name of the authenticated user.
  • Get Email Address From — LDAP object attribute that supplies the user email address.
Test Lookup

To test the search settings, type a user name and click Test.

Search Root Patterns for Authentication

Authentication/Use Case Search Root Patterns Result
Case 1: Windows/Used when AutoStore server belongs to the Active Directory domain. User name and password should be left empty. Empty Credentials of the user under which AutoStore server is running will be used.

Searches through all containers in Active Directory to which AutoStore Server belongs.

Case 2:Windows/Used when AutoStore server belongs to the Active Directory domain. User name and password should be left empty.
LDAP://distinguished_name_of_container
                        

Example: LDAP://OU=Dept,DC=md,DC=nsi,DC=com

Credentials of the user under which Auto Store server is running will be used.

Searches within a specified container and its child container.

Case 1: Simple,SSL or Anonymous/Used when either AutoStore server is not a part of the domain or it is necessary to conduct search on non-active directory server.
LDAP://server_name:port
                        

Example: LDAP://abcweb.md.nsius.com:389

User name and password are necessary when Simple/SSL type is used.

Searches through the entire LDAP tree on the specified server.

Case 2: Simple,SSL or Anonymous/Used when either AutoStore server is not a part of the domain or it is necessary to conduct search on non-active directory server.
LDAP://server_name:port/distinguished_name_of_container
                        

Example: LDAP://abcweb.md.nsius.com:389/OU=Dept,DC=md,DC=nsius,DC=com

Searches within a specified container and its child container on the specified server.