You can configure vCloud Director to create user accounts and authenticate user credentials against an LDAP server. Instead of manually creating user accounts, you can import LDAP users and groups by pointing the installation to an LDAP server.

After you connect vCloud Director to an LDAP server, you can import system administrators from the groups and users in the LDAP directory. You can also use the system LDAP settings to import users and groups to an organization, or you can specify separate LDAP settings for each organization. An LDAP user cannot log in to vCloud Director until you import them to the system or an organization.

When an imported LDAP user logs in to vCloud Director, vCloud Director checks the credentials of the user against the LDAP directory. If the credentials are accepted, vCloud Director creates a user account and logs the user in to the system.

vCloud Director does not support hierarchical domains for LDAP authentication.

vCloud Director cannot modify the information in your LDAP directory. You can add, delete, or modify LDAP users or groups only in the LDAP directory itself.

You can control how often vCloud Director synchronizes user and group information with the LDAP directory.