As an App Volumes administrator, you can choose to connect to Active Directory over a secure or insecure LDAP connection.

  • Secure LDAP (LDAPS) - Connect to Active Directory over a dedicated LDAPS port. The default port number for LDAPS is 636. If you choose to validate the root certificate of the domain, you must have already downloaded the CA certificate. App Volumes uses this certificate to trust the connection.

  • LDAP over TLS - Connect to Active Directory over TLS. The default port number for LDAP is 389. If you choose to validate the root certificate of the domain, you must have already downloaded the CA certificate. App Volumes uses this certificate to trust the connection.

  • LDAP (insecure) - Connect to Active Directory over an insecure connection over plain LDAP.

    Note:

    The initial binding however, occurs over GSS-SPNEGO.

There is a new Disable certificate validation(insecure) checkbox that enables you to connect securely to Active Directory over LDAPS or LDAP over TLS without validating a domain certificate. Depending on whether you are upgrading from an older version of App Volumes, and if you had connected securely to Active Directory in your earlier installation of App Volumes, or if you are performing a fresh installation, the Disable certificate validation(insecure) box may be checked or unchecked in the latest version of App Volumes.

Note:

The Disable certificate validation(insecure) checkbox is visible only if you select LDAPS or LDAP over TLS.