Version 2021

Configure Group Authentication

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) authentication identifies users within a repository of users stored in an LDAP server (such as Novell Directory Services).

If you use an LDAP directory to centrally manage users in your environment, you may want to use LDAP authentication. Group membership can be maintained in the LDAP directory without having to also be defined in the MicroStrategy Intelligence Server.

When using LDAP authentication, LDAP users or groups are linked to users or groups in the MicroStrategy environment. You determine to which MicroStrategy users or groups they are linked:

  • Import users or groups from the LDAP store into MicroStrategy, so the linking is done automatically
  • Link them manually with the User Editor in Developer or the Group Editor in Workstation.
  • Link them using commands in Command Manager
  • Allow temporary links to the LDAP users group that has limited default privileges

Link a Group to an LDAP Group

  1. Open the Workstation window with the Navigation pane in smart mode.
  2. In the Navigation pane, click Users and Groups.
  3. Select an Environment from the upper-left drop-down.
  4. Click All Users.
  5. Right-click a group and choose Edit or create a new group by clicking Create New User Group next to User Groups.
  6. In the left pane, click Authentication.
  7. Enter the group's LDAP Distinguished Name (DN).
  8. Click Save or Create Group.