This module type works similarly to the LDAP authentication module type, but uses the Microsoft Active Directory instead of an LDAP directory. Using this module type makes it possible to have both LDAP and Active Directory coexist under the same realm. The Active Directory authentication attributes are realm attributes. The attributes are:
Specifies the host name and port number of the primary Active Directory server specified during Access Manager installation. This is the first server contacted for Active Directory authentication. The format ishostname:port. If there is no port number, assume 389.
If you have Access Manager deployed with multiple domains, you can specify the communication link between specific instances of Access Manager and Directory Server in the following format (multiple entries must be prefixed by the local server name):
local_servername|server:port local_servername2|server2:port2 ...
For example, if you have two Access Manager instances deployed in different locations (L1-machine1-IS and L2- machine2-IS) communicating with different instances of Directory Server (L1-machine1-DS and L2-machine2-DS), it would look the following:
Specifies the host name and port number of a secondary Active Directory server available to the Access Manager platform. If the primary Active Directory server does not respond to a request for authentication, this server would then be contacted. If the primary server is up, Access Manager will switch back to the primary server. The format is also hostname:port. Multiple entries must be prefixed by the local server name.
When authenticating users from a Directory Server that is remote from the Access Manager enterprise, it is important that both the Primary and Secondary LDAP Server Ports have values. The value for one Directory Server location can be used for both fields.
Specifies the DN of the node where the search for a user would start. (For performance reasons, this DN should be as specific as possible.) The default value is the root of the directory tree. Any valid DN will be recognized. If OBJECT is selected in the Search Scope attribute, the DN should specify one level above the level in which the profile exists. Multiple entries must be prefixed by the local server name. The format is servername|search dn.
For multiple entries:
servername1|search dn servername2|search dn servername3|search dn...
If multiple entries exist under the root organization with the same user ID, then this parameter should be set so that the only one entry can be searched for or found in order to be authenticated. For example, in the case where the agent ID and user ID is same under root org, this parameter should be ou=Agents for the root organization to authenticate using Agent ID and ou=People, for the root organization to authenticate using User ID.
Specifies the DN of the user that will be used to bind to the Directory Server specified in the Primary LDAP Server and Port field as administrator. The authentication service needs to bind as this DN in order to search for a matching user DN based on the user login ID. The default is amldapuser. Any valid DN will be recognized.
Make sure that password is correct before you logout. If it is incorrect, you will be locked out. If this should occur, you can login with the super user DN in the com.iplanet.authentication.super.user property in the AMConfig.Properties file. By default, this the amAdmin account with which you would normally log in, although you will use the full DN. For example:
Carries the password for the administrator profile specified in the DN for Root User Bind field. There is no default value. Only the administrator's valid Active Directory password is recognized.
Confirm the password.
Specifies the attribute used for the naming convention of user entries. By default, Access Manager assumes that user entries are identified by the uid attribute. If your Directory Server uses a different attribute (such as givenname) specify the attribute name in this field.
Lists the attributes to be used to form the search filter for a user that is to be authenticated, and allows the user to authenticate with more than one attribute in the user's entry. For example, if this field is set to uid, employeenumber , and mail, the user could authenticate with any of these names.
Specifies an attribute to be used to find the user under the DN to Start User Search field. It works with the User Naming Attribute. There is no default value. Any valid user entry attribute will be recognized.
Indicates the number of levels in the Directory Server that will be searched for a matching user profile. The search begins from the node specified in DN to Start User Search. The default value is SUBTREE. One of the following choices can be selected from the list:
Searches only the specified node.
Searches at the level of the specified node and one level down.
Search all entries at and below the specified node.
Enables SSL access to the Directory Server specified in the Primary and Secondary Server and Port field. By default, the box is not checked and the SSL protocol will not be used to access the Directory Server.
If the Active Directory server is running with SSL enabled (LDAPS), you must make sure that Access Manager is configured with proper SSL trusted certificates so that AM could connect to Directory server over LDAPS protocol
When the Access Manager directory is the same as the directory configured for Active Directory, this option may be enabled. If enabled, this option allows the Active Directory authentication module instance to return the DN instead of the User ID, and no search is necessary. Normally, an authentication module instance returns only the User ID, and the authentication service searches for the user in the local Access Manager instance. If an external Active Directory is used, this option is typically not enabled.
This attribute is used for Active Directory Server failback. It defines the number of minutes in which a thread will “sleep” before verifying that the primary Active Directory server is running.
This attribute is used by the Active Directory authentication module instance when the Active Directory server is configured as an external Active Directory server. It contains a mapping of attributes between a local and an external Directory Server. This attribute has the following format:
When this attribute is populated, the values of the external attributes are read from the external Directory Server and are set for the internal Directory Server attributes. The values of the external attributes are set in the internal attributes only when the User Profileattribute (in the Core Authentication module type) is set to Dynamically Created and the user does not exist in local Directory Server instance. The newly created user will contain the values for internal attributes, as specified in User Creation Attributes List, with the external attribute values to which they map.
The authentication level is set separately for each method of authentication. The value indicates how much to trust an authentication mechanism. Once a user has authenticated, this value is stored in the SSO token for the session. When the SSO token is presented to an application the user wants to access, the application uses the stored value to determine whether the level is sufficient to grant the user access. If the authentication level stored in an SSO token does not meet the minimum value required, the application can prompt the user to authenticate again through a service with a higher authentication level. The default value is 0.
If no authentication level is specified, the SSO token stores the value specified in the Core Authentication attribute Default Authentication Level.