Basic LDAP Authentication

Cloud Edge provides a simple LDAP configuration for the most widely used LDAP service: Microsoft Active Directory (AD). If you use AD, then input the basic information into Cloud Edge Cloud Console to configure the user identification method: domain name, user name, and password.

With this information, Cloud Edge uses the AD auto-discover tool to obtain the necessary information, including:

  • LDAP server addresses
  • Base domain name
  • Authentication information (Kerberos realm/domain/KDC)

That information populates the Advanced LDAP Authentication fields. If an Administrator decides that the auto-discovered result is incorrect or does not work, the Administrator can switch to Advanced Mode and modify the settings.

For LDAP server addresses, the auto-discovery tool determines all of the Domain Controllers for the domain, and Cloud Edge selects and uses the two fastest servers.