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Setting Up LDAP Authentication

To configure LDAP authentication, you define a system variable called USER and associate it with an LDAP initialization block, which in turn is associated with an LDAP server. Whenever a user logs into Siebel Analytics Server, the user name and password are passed to the LDAP server for authentication. Once the user is authenticated successfully, other session variables for the user could also be populated from information returned by the LDAP server.

The presence of a defined session system variable USER determines that external authentication is done. Associating USER with an LDAP initialization block determines that the user will be authenticated by LDAP. To provide other forms of authentication, you associate the USER variable with an initialization block associated with an external database or XML source. (For details, see the topic on external table authentication in Analytics Server Administration Tool Online Help.)

NOTE:  This procedure assumes that an LDAP initialization block has already been defined. Setting up an LDAP initialization block is explained in Analytics Server Administration Tool Online Help.

To define the USER session system variable for LDAP authentication

  1. Select Manage > Variables from the Administration Tool menu.
  2. Select the System leaf of the tree in the left pane.
  3. Right-click the right pane and select New USER.
  4. In the Session Variable - User dialog box, select the appropriate LDAP initialization block from the Initialization Block drop-down list.

    The selected initialization block provides the USER session system variable with its value.

  5. Click OK to create the USER variable.

 Siebel Analytics Installation and Configuration Guide, Version 7.7, Rev. A 
 Published: 11 March 2004