Add an eDirectory server

Novell eDirectory is an X.500-compatible directory service for managing access to resources on multiple servers and devices on a network. When you add an authentication server, you define an external server and provide settings for managing access to it.

  1. Go to Authentication > Servers and click Add.
  2. From the Server type list, select eDirectory.
  3. Enter a name.
  4. Type an IP address and port.
  5. Specify the settings.
    Bind DN DN to use for authentication. Must be specified as a distinguished name (DN) in LDAP syntax.
    Password Password for the server.
    Connection security Connection security for the server.
    Note Using encryption is recommended.
    • Simple Send user credentials as unencrypted plain text.
    • SSL/TLS Use Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security to encrypt the connection.
    • STARTTLS Upgrade a non-encrypted connection by wrapping it with SSL/TLS after or during the connection process. Uses the default port.
    Validate server certificate When using a secured connection, validates the certificate on the external server.
    Client certificate Client certificate to use for establishing a secure connection.
    Note To manage client certificates, go to Certificates.
    Base DN Base distinguished name (DN) for the server. The Base DN is the starting point relative to the root of the directory tree, where users are specified. Must be specified as a distinguished name (DN) in LDAP syntax. For example, O=Example,OU=RnD.
    Tip Click Get base DN to retrieve the Base DN from the directory.
  6. Click Test connection to validate the user credentials and check the connection to the server.
  7. Click Save.

Go to Authentication > Services and select servers to use for service authentication.