Authenticating OpsCenter users with LDAP

OpsCenter supports LDAP authentication support for external LDAP services.

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

When you enable LDAP authentication in OpsCenter, users that are managed by external LDAP servers can be authenticated by OpsCenter. DataStax Enterprise supports LDAP as well. See Defining an LDAP scheme.

LDAP must be configured for both DataStax Enterprise and OpsCenter if you plan to use LDAP with both applications. DataStax Enterprise and OpsCenter can share the same underlying user base accessed through LDAP or Active Directory, but those applications do not share their LDAP configuration settings. LDAP configuration settings for DataStax Enterprise and OpsCenter are nearly identical.