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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 29, 2019

IIDR CDC Access Server : Improve support of MS Active Directory in LDAP Authentication Only mode

Many companies use MS ActiveDirectory servers to store their user credentials.
This is a widely used infrastructure solution.

We want to use IIDR CDC Access Server in LDAP Authentication Only mode by connecting it to our Microsoft ActiveDirectory server which stores all user credentials of our company.
With the current level of LDAP support in IIDR CDC Access Server (pls. refer to https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSTRGZ_11.4.0/com.ibm.cdcdoc.installingasandmc.doc/tasks/ldapcfgdirconn.html) this is really a pain. :-(

Minimum requirements to make this work in our MS Active Directory environment:
1.) Support the backward slash ("\") character in the password field of IIDR CDC Management Console. Currently it can't be entered directly via keybord but it can be pasted via clipboard. This is required to support standard user name cn attributes in the user dn which look like this (without the double quotes): "Last_Name\, First_Name"
2.) Enhance the LDAP interface of IIDR CDC Access Server to enable user id search in multiple user base dn (authUserBaseDN). This is required if your LDAP user db uses different base dn for users working from different company brach offices, locations, etc..

Best level of MS AD support:
1.) Enhance the LDAP interface of IIDR CDC Access Server to enable configuration and usage of a bind dn (user id used to logon to LDAP server/MS AD) which looks like the MS AD attribute user principal name (userPrincipalName, pls. refer to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/adschema/a-userprincipalname), e.g. first_name.last_name@company.domain .
2.) Enhance the LDAP interface of IIDR CDC Access Server to enable auth user id search via the SAM-Account-Name (sAMAccountName, pls. refer to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/adschema/a-samaccountname) or user principal name (userPrincipalName, pls. refer to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/adschema/a-userprincipalname) MS AD attributes instead of using an user dn for this purpose. This would enable use to work with our MS Windows user id or or email adresses as IIDR CDC Management Console users instead of the unhandy standard user name (cn attibute) related dn prefix.

Needed by Date Aug 31, 2019
  • Guest
    Apr 14, 2021

    I'd be glad if this RFE could be implemented. Also in our case, we need the LDAP authentication to use GSS-API

  • Guest
    Dec 19, 2019

    This RFE https://ibm-data-and-ai.ideas.aha.io/ideas/CDC-I-73 has had "future consideration" status for months now and is very similar to the RFE above.... Some effort to implementing this RFE soon would be much appreciated and help companies with their security vulnerabilities. Thanks!

  • Guest
    Aug 8, 2019

    There’s already some other Idea / RFE of some other IIDR CDC customer which is going in the same direction:

    https://ibm-data-and-ai.ideas.aha.io/ideas/CDC-I-73

  • Guest
    Jul 30, 2019

    Please find attached some Screen shots from the LdapAdmin tool accessing our MS Active Directory server via standard LDAP Interface.

    This demonstrates the LDAP connect to MS ActiveDirectory using a bind dn and shows user searches via the sAMAccountName and userPrincipalName attributes, too.

    Thank you.