The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a directory service protocol that runs on a layer above the TCP/IP stack. It provides a mechanism used to connect to, search, and modify Internet directories. The LDAP directory service is based on a client-server model.
Companies store usernames, passwords, email addresses, printer connections, and other static data within directories. LDAP is an open, vendor-neutral application protocol for accessing and maintaining data. LDAP can also tackle authentication, so users can sign on just once and access many different files on the server. LDAP is a protocol, so it doesn’t specify how directory programs.
As some examples, LDAP can be used to validate usernames and passwords with Docker, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Open VPN, and Linux Samba servers. LDAP single sign-on can also be used by system administrators to control access to an LDAP database.
1 – Provide a Connector Name.
2 – Choose OUTBOUND for the Connection Direction.
3 – Choose LDAP for the Protocol.
4 – Optionally Provide a description.
5 – Use the tick box to choose the Applications to which this connector applies.
- Host / Service Name (for docker) must always start with ldap://