Retrieve Groups from LDAP

This section describes how to configure OmniGroupServer to retrieve user and group information from an LDAP directory.

To retrieve security information from an LDAP directory

  1. Open the OmniGroupServer configuration file.
  2. In the [Repositories] section, create a repository to store the LDAP groups. For example:

    [Repositories]
    Number=1
    0=LDAP
  3. Create a section to contain the task details and set the following configuration parameters:

    GroupServerLibrary The path (including the file name) to the library file that allows the group server to access the repository. Use the LDAP group server library, ogs_ldap.
    LDAPServer The host name or IP address of the machine that hosts the LDAP directory.
    LDAPPort The port to use to access the LDAP directory.
    LDAPBase The distinguished name of the search base.
    LDAPType The type of LDAP server (for example, MAD for Microsoft Active Directory).
    LDAPSecurityType The type of security to use when communicating with the LDAP server (for example, SSL or TLS).
    LDAPBindMethod The type of authentication to use to access the LDAP directory. To log on as the same user that is running OmniGroupServer, set this parameter to NEGOTIATE.

    For example:

    [LDAP]
    GroupServerLibrary=ogs_ldap
    LDAPServer=myLDAPserver
    LDAPPort=636
    LDAPBase=DC=DOMAIN,DC=COM
    LDAPType=MAD
    LDAPSecurityType=SSL
    LDAPBindMethod=NEGOTIATE

    For a complete list of configuration parameters that you can use, refer to the OmniGroupServer Reference.

  4. Save and close the OmniGroupServer configuration file.


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