LDAP entity types settings

To configure LDAP entity types that are supported by the member repositories.

  1. In the admin console, click...

      Security | Global security

  2. Under User account repository, select Federated repositories from the Available realm definitions field and click Configure.

  3. Under Related items, click Manage repositories.

  4. Click Add to specify a new external repository or select an external repository that is preconfigured.

  5. Under Additional properties, click LDAP entity types.

  6. Select an entity type to set its configuration properties.

When you finish adding or updating the federated repository configuration, go to the Security > Global security panel and click Apply to validate the changes.

Entity type

Entity type.

Object classes

Object classes that are mapped to this entity type. LDAP entries that contain one or more of the object classes belong to this entity type.

We cannot map multiple entity types to the same LDAP object class.

Search bases

Search bases that are used to search this entity type.

The search bases specified must be subtrees of the base entry in the repository. For example, we can specify the following search bases, where o=ibm,c=us is the base entry in the repository:

o=ibm,c=us or cn=users,o=ibm,c=us or ou=mpls,o=ibm,c=us

In the preceding example, we cannot specify search bases c=us or o=ibm,c=uk.

Delimit multiple search bases with a semicolon (;). For example:


Search filter

Specifies the LDAP search filter used to search this entity type.

For example, use (objectclass=ePerson) to search for users or (&(cn=%v)(|(objectclass=groupOfNames)(objectclass=groupOfUniqueNames))) to search for groups in an external LDAP repository.

If a search filter is not specified, the object classes and the relative distinguished name (RDN™) properties are used to generate the search filter.


Related tasks

Set LDAP entity types in a federated repository configuration



LDAP entity types collection