vCloud Usage Meter can authenticate users against an LDAP service.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that the LDAP server is supported by vCloud Usage Meter. See Interoperability Pages For vCloud Usage Meter 3.5.

  • Verify a base distinguished name of the LDAP hierarchy to allow log in to vCloud Usage Meter. Use a specific Base DN that only contains your intended user group.

  • Verify a user name and password for a user account within the LDAP hierarchy user group to allow og in to vCloud Usage Meter.

  • Verify a valid SSL certificate if using SSL security.

Procedure

  1. On the LDAP tab, enter details.
  2. Host

    Option

    Description

    Hostname

    (Most commonly used.) Requires vCloud Usage Meter appliance to have DNS configured. (DNS configuration is verified in appliance console.)

    Domain Name

    Or - this is recommended because it supports failover. Requires the vCloud Usage Meter appliance to have DNS configured. (DNS configuration is verified in appliance console.)

    IP Address

    Or - least preferred, but does not require DNS configuration.

  3. Port

    389 is the default port for LDAP.

  4. (Optional) : Use SSL check box.
  5. Username DN

    (60 characters) This is the user account that will connect to LDAP for the purposes of locating the account of someone logging in to vCloud Usage Meter.

  6. Password

    Password of the user account that connects to LDAP to locate the account of log in o vCloud Usage Meter.

  7. LDAP Schema
    1. User Base DN

      (60 characters) Base distinguished name of LDAP hierarchy group that allows log in to vCloud Usage Meter. Use a specific user base DN that contains only your intended user group.

    2. Object Class - for example, User.
    3. User Name Attribute - for example, sAMAccountName.
  8. Click Save.

What to do next

Test your LDAP login.

  1. To verify and confirm the certificate fingerprint, log out of vCloud Usage Meter.

  2. Log in with the user name and password of a user in the intended user group.

  3. If successful, LDAP login is verified.