Manual Chapter : Creating an LDAP Authentication

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BIG-IP APM

  • 16.0.0
Manual Chapter

Creating an LDAP Authentication

You create an LDAP Authentication when authentication or authorization data is stored on a remote LDAP server or a Microsoft Windows Active Directory server. You can configure it for LDAP or LDAPS.
  1. On the Main tab, click
    Access
    Authentication
    LDAP
    .
  2. Click
    Create
    .
  3. For
    Name
    , type a name for the LDAP Authentication Configuration.
  4. For
    Server Connection
    , leave the default
    Use Pool.
    selected.
  5. For
    Server Pool Name
    , type a name for the server pool.
  6. For
    Server Addresses
    , type the IP addresses of each server pool member and click
    Add
    .
    Set the priority for each pool member by using the
    Up
    and
    Down
    buttons.
  7. Configure LDAP or LDAPS:
    • For LDAP: Leave
      Mode
      set to
      LDAP
      , and
      Service Port
      set to
      389
      .
    • For LDAPS: Set
      Mode
      to
      LDAPS
      , and
      Service Port
      set to
      636
      .
  8. For
    Base Search DN
    , type the base distinguished name from which to search.
  9. For
    Admin DN
    , type the distinguished name (DN) of the user with administrator rights.
  10. For
    Admin Password
    , type the admin password for the LDAP server.
  11. For
    Verify Admin Password
    , verify the password again.
  12. For
    Group Cache Lifetime
    , specify the lifetime (in days) of a group cache. The default lifetime is 30 days.
  13. If using LDAPS, for SSL Profile (Server), select the profile such as apm-default-serverssl.
  14. Click
    Finished
    .
The LDAP Authentication is created.