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Subject [GitHub] [cloudstack-documentation] andrijapanicsb commented on a change in pull request #67: short description of the evolution of LDAP bindings
Date Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:51:08 GMT
andrijapanicsb commented on a change in pull request #67: short description of the evolution
of LDAP bindings
URL: https://github.com/apache/cloudstack-documentation/pull/67#discussion_r313442595
 
 

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 File path: source/adminguide/accounts.rst
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 @@ -279,17 +279,99 @@ or ApacheDS to authenticate CloudStack end-users. CloudStack will search
 the external LDAP directory tree starting at a specified base directory
 and gets user info such as first name, last name, email and username.
 
-Starting with CloudStack 4.11, an ldap connection per domain can be
-defined.
+Starting with CloudStack 4.11, an LDAP connection per domain can be
+defined. In this domain autosync per account can be configured,
+keeping the users in the domain up to date with their group membership
+in LDAP.
+.. Note:: A caveat with this is that ApacheDS does not yet support the
+virtual 'memberOf' attribute needed to check if a user moved to
+another account. Microsoft AD and OpenLDAP as well as OpenDJ do support
+this. It is a planned feature for ApacheDS that can be tracked in
+https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIRSERVER-1844.
+
+There are now three ways to link LDAP users to CloudStack users. These
+three ways where developed as extensions on top of each other.
+
+To authenticate, in all three cases username and password entered by
+the user are used.
+
+#. manual import. A user is explicitely mapped to a domain/account
+   and created as a user in that account
+
+       #. CloudStack does a search for a user with the given username.
+
+       #. If it exists, it checks if the user is enabled
 
 Review comment:
   Since @DaanHoogland is away, I took the liberty to confirm/do the proposed cosmetic changes.

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