Generic LDAP

This User Directory Connector (UDC) connects to a generic Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) tree (such as Novell, OpenLDAP, or Apache DS) to retrieve users. The UserDirectoryName property is the same as the current setting “User directory name”.

The Generic LDAP UDC has the same settings as the Microsoft Active DirectoryUDC, since it is a specialized form of LDAP connector, plus the settings listed in the table below.

Note: The settings are case-insensitive.
[Setting] [Type] [Category] [DefaultValue] [Description]
User directory name string Connection   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.
Type string Directory entry attributes objectClass The name of the attributes that identify the type of directory entry (only users and groups are used by the LDAP UDC).
User identification string Directory entry attributes inetOrgPerson The attribute value of the directory entry that identifies a user.
Group identification string Directory entry attributes group The attribute value of the directory entry that identifies a group.
Account name string Directory entry attributes sAMAccountName The unique user name (within the UDC) that the user uses to log in.
Email string Directory entry attributes mail The name of the attributes that hold the emails of a directory entry (user).
Display name string Directory entry attributes name The full name of either a user or a group directory entry.
Group membership string Directory entry attributes memberOf

The name of the attributes that indicate direct groups that a directory entry is member of. Indirect group membership is resolved during the user synchronization.

Note: 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 string Directory entry attributes member

The name of the attributes that hold a reference to the direct members of this directory entry.

Note: See also the Group membership setting above.

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