4.8. How to Set Up Simple Authentication

Use the steps below to set up simple authentication.


It is necessary to provide the credentials of a user that has 'read' access to the user directory. This user will be used to read user information from the directory.

Oracle VDI Manager Steps

  1. In the Oracle VDI Manager, go to SettingsCompany.

  2. In the Companies table, click New to launch the New Company wizard.

  3. Select LDAP Type, and click Next.

  4. Select Simple Authentication.

  5. Enter the hostname or IP address, and port number, of the LDAP server.

    The default port number, 389, is used by most LDAP servers.

  6. Enter the base DN of the LDAP server. Specifying a base DN is optional. It allows you to restrict the part of the LDAP directory used to search for users. For example, cn=Users,dc=my,dc=company,dc=com.

  7. Enter the user name. It must be the fully distinguished name (DN) of a user that has sufficient privileges to search the LDAP directory. For example, cn=super-user,cn=Users,dc=my,dc=company,dc=com.

  8. Enter the password for the user.

  9. Click Next to review your choices before completing the configuration.

  10. (Optional) If you want users to authenticate only once when logging in using their email address, set the default domain in the user directory.

    /opt/SUNWvda/sbin/vda directory-setprops [-u CompanyName] \
    -p directory.default.domain=domainname