Active Directory & LDAP/9.2
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THIS UTILITY MAY OR MAY NOT APPEAR IN THE CONTROL PANEL OF 9.1-RELEASE AS IT IS STILL BEING TESTED
Beginning with PC-BSD® 9.1, the Control Panel contains an "Active Directory" & "LDAP" icon for managing connections to an Active Directory or OpenLDAP domain. If your network contains an Active Directory AD or OpenLDAP server, use this icon to input the settings needed to connect to your account information stored on the network. At this time, these settings can not be set during installation of PC-BSD® 9.1; this will be added as a feature of version 9.2.
NOTE: this utility is to manage the client, not the Active Directory or OpenLDAP server itself.
To start the application, double-click its icon in Control Panel or type pc-adsldap. Figure 8.3a shows the configuration utility with the Active Directory tab open.
Figure 8.3a: Managing Active Directory Client Settings
If you need to connect to a network running Active Directory, check the box "Enable Active Directory". This will change the greyed-out status of the rest of the screen, allowing you to configure the following:
- Domain Name: name of Active Directory domain (e.g. example.com) or child domain (e.g. sales.example.com). This setting is mandatory.
- NetBIOS Name: hostname of PC-BSD® system.
- Workgroup Name: name of Windows server's workgroup.
- Allow Trusted Domains: checking this box is optional. It should only be checked if the network has .
- Administrator Name: name of the Active Directory Administrator account.
- Administrator Password: password for the Active Directory Administrator account.
Figure 8.3b shows the configuration utility with the LDAP tab open.
Figure 8.3b: Managing LDAP Client Settings
If you need to connect to a network which contains a configured LDAP server, check the box "Enable LDAP". This will change the greyed-out status of the rest of the screen, allowing you to configure the following:
- Hostname: hostname or IP address of LDAP server. This setting is mandatory.
- Base DN: top level of the LDAP directory tree to be used when searching for resources (e.g. dc=test,dc=org).
- Allow Anon Binding: instructs the LDAP server to allow read/write access without requiring authentication.
- Root bind DN: name of administrative account on LDAP server (e.g. cn=Manager,dc=test,dc=org).
- Root bind password: password for Root bind DN.
- Password Encryption: select a type supported by the LDAP server, choices are: clear (unencrypted), crypt, md5, nds, racf, ad, or exop.
- User Suffix: optional, can be added to name when user account added to LDAP directory (e.g. dept. or company name).
- Group Suffix: optional, can be added to name when group added to LDAP directory (e.g. dept. or company name).
- Password Suffix: optional, can be added to password when password added to LDAP directory.
- Machine Suffix: optional, can be added to name when system added to LDAP directory (e.g. server, accounting).
- Encryption Mode: choices are "Off", "SSL", or "TLS".
- Self Signed Certificate: used to verify the certificate of the LDAP server if SSL connections are used; paste the output of the command openssl s_client -connect server:port -showcerts.
- Auxiliary Parameters: options, one per line, not covered by other options in this screen.