What do I need to use LDAP Authentication?
An LDAP service and some information about the server hosting the LDAP service:
|Server||This parameter is the FQDN or IP address of the LDAP server to search.|
|Port||The network port of the LDAP server.|
|Enable SSL||This checkbox determines whether the connection to the LDAP server is encrypted. The LDAP server must support encryption for this to work. Port 389 is the default port for unencrypted LDAP and port 636 is the default LDAPS port.|
|Base DN||The distinguished name to use as the search base.|
|User DN||The FDN of an account with read privileges to the LDAP server.|
|Password||The password for the User DN account. This password is encrypted when saved.|
|User DN attribute||The name of the uid attribute for a user in the directory.|
By default, all LDAP users are assigned the same virtual directories and permissions. These defaults are configured under the Default Group and Virtual Directory Mapping for LDAP Users section of the LDAP Users page. However, if you wish to customize the directory and permission mappings for individual LDAP users then you can do so using the Customize button.
The Customize button allows you to override the default settings for a user by mapping individual LDAP users to Cerberus groups. The mapped LDAP users will receive the settings and virtual directories from the mapped group, instead of the defaults.