Create and Edit Directory Credentials

A directory credential is required for querying Active Directory and LDAP, and also for adding Active Directory and LDAP groups and users in BeyondInsight.

  1. Select Configuration.
  2. Under Role Based Access, select Directory Credentials.

Screenshot of Configuration > Role Based Access > Directory Credentials page.

  1. Click Create Directory Credential.

 

Screenshot of the New Directory Credential window.

  1. Select the directory type and provide a name for the credential.
  2. Enter the name of the domain where the directory and user credentials reside.
  3. Enable the SSL option to use a secure connection when accessing the directory.

If Use SSL is enabled, SSL authentication must also be enabled in the BeyondInsight Configuration tool.

  1. Enter the credentials for the account that has permissions to query the directory.
  2. Enable the Use Group Resolution option to use this credential to for resolving groups from the directory.

Only one credential can be set for group resolution per domain or server.

  1. Click Test Credential to ensure the credential can successfully authenticate with the domain or domain controller before saving the credential.
  2. Click Save Credential.

 

Screenshot of Configuration > Role Based Access > Directory Credentials page.

  1. To edit a directory credential, select the credential and edit as desired.
    • If you change the Domain, Use SSL option, or the Username, you must change the password.
    • The Change Password section expands to display fields to enter and confirm the new password.
  2. Click Test Credential to ensure the edited credential can successfully authenticate with the domain or domain controller before saving the credential.
  3. Click Save Credential.