LDAP Authentication for the IBM DS8000

A draft IBM Redpaper publication


The IBM® DS8000® series offers the possibility to replace the locally based user ID and password administration with a centralized directory based approach. This possibility means a single sign-on capability for multiple DS8000 servers and possibly other servers in your environment.

This IBM Redpaper™ publication helps DS8000 storage administrators understand the concepts and benefits of a centralized directory. It provides information that is required for implementing a DS8000 authentication approach based on the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

This edition particularly applies to the IBM DS8870 with Licensed Machine Code (LMC) 7.7.20.xx.xx or higher.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. LDAP Authentication for DS8000
Chapter 2. Implementing LDAP for the DS8000
Chapter 3. User, group, and role administration
Appendix A. Installing Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.2 onWindows Server 2008 R2
Appendix B. Configuring Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for DS8000 LDAP authentication
Appendix C. Installing IBM Security Directory Server
Appendix D. LDAP structure overview


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