3.11. Reconfiguring the User Directory Settings

3.11.1. Defining the User Directory
3.11.2. Changing the Security Level
3.11.3. Changing the Credentials
3.11.4. Updating the Server SSL Certificates
3.11.5. Adding Fallback Hosts

User directory settings are configured in the Oracle VDI Manager in the Settings category and Company subcategory.

3.11.1. Defining the User Directory

The instructions to define the user directory are described in Section 3.1, “About User Directory Integration”.

3.11.2. Changing the Security Level

It is possible to change the security level for the connections to a user directory:

  1. In the Oracle VDI Manager, go to Settings and then Company.

  2. Select a company and go to the LDAP or Active Directory tab (depending on the user directory type).

  3. Click Edit for the Security Level to launch the wizard.

  4. Switch to another security level and modify the other settings if necessary, such as the port, the user name, and the password.

  5. Click Next to review your choices before completing the configuration update.

It is only possible to switch to a security level within the same type of user directory, LDAP or Active Directory. To switch between LDAP and Active Directory types, use the vda directory-setprops command.

In the case of LDAP connection type, it is not possible change the security level if additional hosts have been defined (see Section 3.11.5, “Adding Fallback Hosts”).

3.11.3. Changing the Credentials

When using Kerberos, Simple or Secure authentication, it is possible to update the credentials used for opening the connection to a user directory:

  1. In the Oracle VDI Manager, go to Settings and then Company.

  2. Select a company and go to the LDAP or Active Directory tab (depending on the user directory type).

  3. Click Edit for the Security Level to launch the wizard.

  4. Edit the user name and the password as necessary.

  5. Click Next to review your choices before completing the configuration update.

3.11.4. Updating the Server SSL Certificates

When using Public Key or Secure authentication, if the SSL certificate for the server has been changed, you need Oracle VDI to use the new certificate:

  1. In the Oracle VDI Manager, go to Settings and then Company.

  2. Select a company and go to the LDAP or Active Directory tab (depending on the user directory type).

  3. Click Edit for the Security Level to launch the wizard.

    Do not change any of the existing settings if you only want to update the server certificates. One of the wizard steps shows the SSL certificates of the servers. Click Next to permanently accept the certificates.

  4. Click Next to review your choices before completing the configuration update.

3.11.5. Adding Fallback Hosts

When using the LDAP type of connection, it is possible to have additional LDAP hosts that would be used as a fallback in the case the connection to the main host is failing.

The additional LDAP hosts must be the replica of the main host. The connection to the fallback hosts will be open using the same security level, same port, same base DN and same credentials as for the main host.

The list of LDAP hosts can be found in the LDAP tab. Hosts can be added, removed and their order can be changed.