Add a Directory Service Connection

BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux supports connections to the following directory service providers:

  • Active Directory
  • Red Hat Identity Management (IdM)/FreeIPA
  • OpenLDAP

More than one directory service provider can be configured in the same deployment.

In some cases, the connection type might be set to Unknown. This can occur if the data existed previous to BIUL 9.4. The connection will work. However, we recommend selecting the appropriate connection type from the list.

To add a connection:

  1. Select the Settings menu, and then click Directory Services.
  2. Click Add Connection.
  3. Select the connection type from the list.
  4. Select the settings for the connection, including domain, user credentials, and port. Ensure the correct format is used for the user names.
    • Active Directory: Enter the user name in the user principal name (UPN) format (admin@domain) or in the sAMAccountName format (domain@admin).
    • IDM and OpenLDAP: Enter the user name in bind DN format (cn=admin,dc=domain,dc=tes).
  1. Click Test Settings to ensure the connection between BIUL and the directory service works. This is optional and does not save the settings.
  2. Click Save Directory Service Settings.

Delete a Directory Connection

  1. Select the Settings menu, and then click Directory Services.
  2. Select a connection.
  3. Click Delete Connection.
  4. Click Delete to confirm.