Configure an LDAP connection

API Gateway binds to the directory server using the connection details and user credentials specified in the LDAP connection. Usually, the connection details include the user name and password of an administrator user who has read access to all users in the LDAP server you want to auhtenticate or retrieve attributes for.

This section describes the steps required to configure the connection between API Gateway and your directory server in Policy Studio. For more information on working in Policy Studio, see the API Gateway Policy Developer Guide.

  1. In the node tree, click Environment Configuration > External Connections.
  2. Right-click LDAP Connections, and click Add a LDAP Connection.
  3. Enter a name for your connection (for example, LDAP Connection), and set the following values:
    • URL: <LDAP url>
    • Type: Simple
    • User Name: <user name for API Gateway>
    • Password: <password for API Gateway>
  1. For more information on configuring LDAP connections, see Configure LDAP directories in the API Gateway Policy Developer Guide.
  2. Click Test Connection to verify that the connection to the directory server is configured successfully.
  3. Click OK to save the entry in LDAP Connections.

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