LDAP Authentication for IBM DS8000 Systems

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 16 March 2018

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ISBN-10: 0738456659
ISBN-13: 9780738456652
IBM Form #: REDP-5460-00
(112 pages)

Authors: Bert Dufrasne, Juan Brandenburg, Leandro De Souza Lopes, Omar Hassan


The IBM® DS8000® series includes the option to replace the locally based user ID and password authentication with a centralized directory-based approach.

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

Starting with DS8000 Release 7.5, directory-based authentication relies on IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) that provides the interface (the CSM LDAP client) between the DS8000 and external LDAP servers.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Benefits of LDAP user authentication for the DS8000
Chapter 2. Implementing LDAP authentication for the DS8000
Chapter 3. User, group, and role mapping
Appendix A. Installing Copy Services Manager
Appendix B. Configuring Copy Services Manager for LDAP authentication using Microsoft Active Directory
Appendix C. Exporting secure certificates in Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer
Appendix D. LDAP structure overview

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