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Ldap directory services option for the hp ip console switch.
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LDAP directory services option for the HP IP Console Switch
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Abstract.............................................................................................................................................. 2
Introduction......................................................................................................................................... 2
LDAP directory service option ................................................................................................................ 3
Authenticate Only mode ................................................................................................................... 4
Open LDAP mode ............................................................................................................................ 5
Open LDAP Basic mode ................................................................................................................ 5
Open LDAP User Attribute mode .................................................................................................... 6
Open LDAP Group Attribute mode.................................................................................................. 6
Activating LDAP directory services ......................................................................................................... 7
Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................... 7
For more information............................................................................................................................ 8
Call to action ...................................................................................................................................... 8

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    LDAP directory services option for the HP IP Console Switch integration note Abstract.............................. 2 Introduction............................2 LDAP directory service option ........................ 3 Authenticate Only mode ........................4 Open LDAP mode ..........................5 Open LDAP Basic mode ........................ 5 Open LDAP User Attribute mode ....................6 Open LDAP Group Attribute mode....................

  • Page 2: Abstract, Introduction

    Abstract A keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) switch can provide localized access to a group of servers. An intelligent KVM switch such as the HP IP Console Switch can provide system administrators centralized management over a number of networked servers. This paper describes how the directory services option available for the HP IP Console Switch allows administrators to use Microsoft®...

  • Page 3: Ldap Directory Service Option

    LDAP directory service option Servers running Microsoft Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 operating systems use Microsoft Active Directory to manage all network users and resources such as computers, servers, and printers. Active Directory is a directory service that provides authentication for network users and manages relationships between users and resources.

  • Page 4: Authenticate Only Mode

    The directory services option can be configured to operate in one of two basic modes: • Authenticate Only • Open LDAP NOTE: In a system using LDAP, if the directory service of the domain controller is unavailable, the built-in, console switch administrator account still has access to the switch and all connected servers.

  • Page 5: Open Ldap Mode, Open Ldap Basic Mode

    Open LDAP mode In Open LDAP mode, the directory provides complete control of switch user access including user ID and password as well as rights to individual servers and switches. Two types of queries can occur in Open LDAP mode: •...

  • Page 6: Open Ldap User Attribute Mode, Open Ldap Group Attribute Mode

    Open LDAP User Attribute mode In User Attribute mode (Figure 5) the directory checks the user ID and password. If they are valid, the directory uses an attribute in the notes field of the user object to determine access rights. Figure 5.

  • Page 7: Activating Ldap Directory Services, Conclusion

    In Group Attribute mode, a user’s accessibility to systems is determined by the group listing. For console switch queries, the directory checks for a group that contains both the user and the KVM switch. For server queries, the directory checks for a group that contains the user and the server or the user and the switch.

  • Page 8: For More Information, Call To Action

    Call to action Send comments about this paper to: TechCom@HP.com. © 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services.

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