Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Release 7.0(1)
LDAP Authentication Configuration
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LDAP Authentication Configuration

Table Of Contents

LDAP Authentication Configuration

Updating LDAP Authentication Information

LDAP Authentication Configuration Settings

Related Topics


LDAP Authentication Configuration


In Cisco Unified Communications Manager, LDAP directory configuration takes place in three related windows:

LDAP System

LDAP Directory

LDAP Authentication

You can make changes to LDAP directory information and LDAP authentication settings only if synchronization with the customer LDAP directory is enabled in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration LDAP System window.

Use the following topics to configure LDAP authentication information:

Updating LDAP Authentication Information

LDAP Authentication Configuration Settings

Updating LDAP Authentication Information

Use the following procedure to update LDAP authentication information.

Before You Begin

The setting of the Enable Synchronizing from LDAP Server check box in the LDAP System Configuration window affects your ability to modify LDAP authentication settings. If synchronization with the LDAP server is enabled, you cannot modify LDAP directory information and LDAP authorization settings. Refer to the "Understanding the Directory" section on page 20-1 for more information about LDAP synchronization.

Conversely, if you want to enable administrators to modify LDAP directory information and LDAP authorization settings, you must disable synchronization with the LDAP server.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose System > LDAP > LDAP Authentication.

The LDAP Authentication window displays.

Step 2 Enter the appropriate configuration settings as described in Table 16-1.

Step 3 To save your changes, click Save.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

LDAP Authentication Configuration Settings

Table 16-1 describes the LDAP authentication configuration settings. For related procedures, see the "Related Topics" section.

Table 16-1 LDAP Authentication Configuration Settings 

Field
Description
LDAP Authentication for End Users

Use LDAP Authentication for End Users

Click this check box to require authentication of end users from the LDAP directory. If the check box is left unchecked, authentication gets performed against the database.

Note You can only access this field if LDAP synchronization is enabled in the LDAP System Configuration window.

LDAP Manager Distinguished Name

Enter the user ID of the LDAP Manager who is an administrative user that has access rights to the LDAP directory in question.

Note You can only access this field if LDAP authentication for end users is enabled.

LDAP Password

Enter a password for the LDAP Manager.

Note You can only access this field if LDAP authentication for end users is enabled.

Confirm Password

Reenter the password that you provided in the LDAP Password field.

Note You can only access this field if LDAP authentication for end users is enabled.

LDAP User Search Base

Enter the user search base. Cisco Unified Communications Manager searches for users under this base.

Note You can only access this field if LDAP authentication for end users is enabled.

LDAP Server Information

Host Name or IP Address for Server

Enter the host name or IP address where you installed the corporate directory.

Note You can only access this field if LDAP authentication for end users is enabled.

LDAP Port

Enter the port number on which the corporate directory receives the LDAP requests.

Default LDAP port for Microsoft Active Directory and for Netscape Directory specifies 389. Default LDAP port for Secured Sockets Layer (SSL) specifies 636.

Note You can only access this field if LDAP authentication for end users is enabled.

Use SSL

Check this check box to use SSL encryption for security purposes.

Note If LDAP over SSL is required, the corporate directory SSL certificate must be loaded into Cisco Unified Communications Manager. The Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide documents the certificate upload procedure in the Security chapter.

Add Another Redundant LDAP Server

Click this button to add another row for entry of information about an additional server.

Note You can only access this button if LDAP authentication for end users is enabled.


Related Topics

LDAP Authentication Configuration

Updating LDAP Authentication Information

LDAP Authentication Configuration Settings

Understanding the Directory, Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide

LDAP System Configuration, page 14-1

LDAP Directory Configuration, page 15-1

Application Users and End Users, Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide

Application User Configuration, page 109-1

End User Configuration, page 110-1