LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) server configuration and functionality is only for use with Identity Firewall.

LDAP provides a central place for authentication, meaning that when you configure a connection to your LDAP server, the user records are stored in your external LDAP server.


  1. From your browser, log in with admin privileges to an NSX Manager at https://<nsx-manager-ip-address>.
  2. Navigate to System > Active Directory.
  3. Select the LDAP Server tab.
  4. Click Add LDAP Server .
  5. Enter the Host name of the LDAP server.
  6. Select the active directory the LDAP server is connected to from the Connected to (Directory) drop-down menu.
  7. (Optional) Select the protocol: LDAP (unsecured) or LDAPS (secured).
  8. The default LDAP port 389 and LDAPs port 636 are used for the Active Directory sync, and should not be edited from the default values. Custom ports are not supported.
  9. Enter the username and password of an Active Directory account with a minimum of read-only access to the Active Directory domain.
  10. Click Save.
  11. To verify that you can connect to the LDAP server, click Test Connection.