Authorizing administrators to connect via an LDAP server

The SMC server can be connected to an LDAP server to authorize the company’s users to manage a pool of firewalls.

This type of authentication is intended to work with an LDAP server like Active Directory on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and 2016.

Authentication via LDAP server is configured in the SMC server’s command line interface with two files:

  • An ldap-server.ini configuration file that enables the LDAP server connection settings to be defined,

  • An ldap-rights.csv configuration file that enables the definition of groups and users authorized to connect to the SMC server as well as their access privileges on SMC and SNS.

To authorize administrators to connect to the SMC server via an LDAP server, follow the three steps below:

  1. Configure the connection to the LDAP server,
  2. Test the connection and display the list of users and groups on the LDAP server,
  3. Authorize users and define their access privileges.