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User directory connectors Generic LDAP properties

The following property groups are available for user directory connectors of the type Generic LDAP.


All fields are mandatory and must not be empty.

Identification properties
Property Description

The name of the UDC configuration, defined from the QMC.


The UDC type.

User sync settings

User sync properties
Property Description Default value
Sync user data for existing users
  • When selected, only the existing users are synchronized. An existing user is a user who has logged in to Qlik Sense and/or been previously synchronized from the configured directory service.
  • When not selected, all the users, defined by the properties for the UDC, are synchronized from the configured directory service. You can create a filter to Active Directory, ApacheDS, Generic LDAP, or Advanced LDAP, if you only want to synchronize a selection of users.
Information noteThe user attributes are only synced when a user logs in to the hub. Even if you delete the user in the QMC, the active session is still valid for the user that has been deleted. If the hub is only refreshed, the user is added to the database, but without any attributes.



Connection properties
Property Description Default value

User directory name

Must be unique, otherwise the connector will not be configured. The name of the UDC instance (to be compared to the domain name of an Active Directory). Together with the user's account name, this name makes a user unique.

Information noteNot entered manually for Active Directory.


The URI used to connect to the directory server. To support SSL, specify the protocol as LDAPS instead.

Information noteCustom ports are not supported.
User name The optional user ID used to connect to the directory server. If this is empty, the user running the Qlik Sense repository is used to log on to the directory server. -
Password The optional password for the user. -
Information note When a user creates an Active Directory connector, the connector will only work if the user running the Qlik Sense services is allowed to access the directory server. If the user running the Qlik Sense services is not allowed to access the directory server, a user name and a password that allows access to the directory server must be provided.


The Advanced property group contains the advanced LDAP connector properties in the Qlik Sense system.

Advanced properties
Property Description Default value
Additional LDAP filter Used as the LDAP query to retrieve the users in the directory. -
Synchronization timeout (seconds) The timeout for reading data from the data source. 240
Page size of search

Determines the number of posts retrieved when reading data from the data source. When the specified number of posts have been found, search is stopped and the results are returned. When search is restarted, it continues where it left off.

Tip note If the user synchronization is unsuccessful, try setting the value to '0' (zero), which is equal to not doing a paged search.

2000 (For ApacheDS: 1000)

Use optimized query

This property allows Qlik Sense to optimize the query for directories containing many groups in proportion to the number of users retrieved.

Warning noteTo be able to use the optimization, the directory must be set up so that the groups refer to the users. If the directory is not set up correctly, the optimized query will not find all groups connected to the users.

This property is only visible for Generic LDAP and Active directory search, (Active Directory always uses optimization).

Not selected
Authentication type

Optional. Authentication type to connect to LDAP.

The values can be comma separated.

Values: Secure, Encryption, SecureSocketsLayer, ReadonlyServer, FastBind, Signing, Sealing, Delegation, ServerBind.

Information noteTo support "LDAP Channel Binding and LDAP Signing in Active Directory and Generic LDAP UDCs", use the following Authentication type values: Secure,Signing.
FastBind or Anonymous, based on the credentials settings.

Directory entry attributes

Information noteThe directory entry attributes are case-sensitive.
Directory entry attribute properties
Property Description Default value


The attribute name that identifies the type of directory entry (only users and groups are used by the LDAP UDC). objectClass
User identification

The attribute value of the directory entry that identifies a user.

Group identification The attribute value of the directory entry that identifies a group. group
Account name The unique user name (within the UDC) that the user uses to log in. sAMAccountName
Email The attribute name that holds the emails of a directory entry (user). mail
Display name The full name of either a user or a group directory entry. name
Group membership

The attribute indicates direct groups that a directory entry is a member of. Indirect group membership is resolved during the user synchronization.

This setting, or the one below, Members of directory entry, is allowed to be empty, which means that the group membership is resolved using only one of the two settings.

Members of directory entry

The attribute name that holds a reference to the direct members of this directory entry.

See also the Group membership setting, above.

Custom attributes (only Advanced LDAP)

Extra LDAP object attributes to be retrieved. The custom attributes can be used in security rules and license assignment rules.

Separate multiple custom attributes with commas.

For an example of using custom attributes, see Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows: How to sync custom attributes from Active Directory with Advanced LDAP.



Tags properties
Property Description
Tip noteIf no tags are available, this property group is empty.

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