Silk Central 16.5 - Configuring an LDAP Server (Video)

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  1. Log in as user with admin privileges.
  2. Go to the administration menu and select system settings.
  3. Select the ldap servers tab and click new ldap server.
  4. The new ldap server dialog will open; this will allow you to configure your new ldap server.
  5. Enter the hostname and port of your ldap server.
  6. The default port is 389. When using SSL, the default LDAP port is 636.
  7. In the Bind DN field, type the domain name of the user who is to be used to bind to the LDAP service.
  8. This user must have read rights on the directory from the given Base DN root. If this field is left empty, anonymous access will be used, except for LDAP servers that do not support anonymous access.
  9. Proceed to enter the base dn in the base DN field. Type the Base DN root for LDAP queries. For example DC=yourcompany,DC=com. If you need this information, contact your ldap administrator.
  10. The filter should be used to return a single user from the ldap server that matches the Silk Central username
  11. User Account Creation is a new option introduced into 16.5. If the user account with the entered login name does not exist in Silk Central, the entered credentials are authenticated against the LDAP server. If this succeeds, a new account with the supplied login name and password is created in Silk Central. Newly created accounts initially copy the general settings from the selected Silk Central user, which acts as a template. First name, last name and email address are queried from the LDAP values.
  12. Click test to ensure can connect
  13. Log out and try login with your ldap user account. The account should now be created.
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