Configuring LDAP

You can configure Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) to authenticate management module users.

The advanced management module supports both local and remote user authentication. Local authentication uses information provided in the MM Control → Login Profiles page to authenticate users. Using an LDAP server, a management module can authenticate a user by querying or searching an LDAP directory on a remote LDAP server, instead of going through its local user database.

When any type of remote authentication is used, you can choose to have the permissions for each successfully authenticated user authorized either locally or based on information stored on the LDAP server used for remote authentication. The permissions that are authorized for a user specify the actions that each user can perform while logged in to the advanced management module.

The three remote authentication methods are described in the following topics: