About authentication with LDAP

LDAP authentication support for external LDAP services.

The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a standard way of authenticating users and groups across applications. DataStax Enterprise supports LDAP authentication for external LDAP services.

When you enable LDAP authentication in DataStax Enterprise, users and groups that are managed by external LDAP servers can be authenticated by DataStax Enterprise.

LDAP authentication is supported in the following DataStax Enterprise components:
  • CQL
  • DSE Graph
  • DSE Analytics
    • Spark
    • Hadoop
    • Hive
    • Pig
  • Sqoop
LDAP authentication is supported by the following component:
  • DevCenter 1.5.0 and later
LDAP authentication is not supported in the following components:
  • OpsCenter versions earlier than 5.2
  • Mahout
  • Solr using the HTTP interface
    Note: Because of the stateless property of HTTP when using LDAP, each issued request verifies credentials and can significantly degrade performance when using the HTTP interface. Use Kerberos or search using CQL instead.