|Manage Security / Best Practices|
This topic explains variables in the LIC file you should use to secure configuration.
When you enable LDAP/Active Directory (AD) integration with Eucalyptus, we recommend that you use the following variables in the LDAP/AD Integration Configuration (LIC) file. These variables are located under the ldap-service element in the LIC file.
|auth-method||The LDAP/AD authentication method to perform
synchronization. Supports three types of methods:
|user-auth-method||The LDAP/AD authentication method for normal
users to perform Management Console
login. Supports three types of methods:
|use-ssl||Specifies whether to use SSL for connecting to LDAP/AD service. If this option is enabled, make sure the SSL port for LDAP is defined as part of the server-url. The default port for LDAP+SSL is port 636.|
|ignore-ssl-cert-validation||Specifies whether to ignore self-signed SSL certs. This is useful when you only have self-signed SSL certs for your LDAP/AD services.|
|krb5-conf||The file path for krb5.conf, if you use GSSAPI authentication method.|
When use-ssl is enabled, ldaps will be used. However, the server-url still needs to begin with ldap://.
We recommend using a proxy user for the auth-principal. Typically, proxy users are used to associate with the application that needs to do reads (and in some cases writes) against the LDAP/AD directory. Proxy users also make it easier for security audits done on the LDAP/AD directory. To use with Eucalyptus and the LDAP/AD sync, the proxy user only needs read access. For more information about using proxy authentication with OpenLDAP and Active Directory, go to the following resources:
For more information about LDAP and security, go to the following resources:
For more information about Active Directory and security, go to the following resources: