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LDAP Authentication for IBM DS8000 Systems: Updated for DS8000 Release 9.1

An IBM Redpaper publication

Note: A newer draft version of this publication is available


Published on 08 March 2021

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ISBN-10: 0738459488
ISBN-13: 9780738459486
IBM Form #: REDP-5460-01

Authors: Bjoern Wesselbaum, Claudio Di Celio, Bert Dufrasne, Connie Riggins, Robert Tondini and Alex Warmuth

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    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 9.1 code, a simpler, native LDAP authentication method is supported along with the former implementation that relies on IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) acting as a proxy between the DS8000 and external LDAP servers.

    Note that examples and operations shown in this Redpaper refer to the DS8000 R9.1 SP1, code release bundle

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. IBM DS8000 user authentication

    Chapter 2. Lightweight Directory Access Protocol for IBM DS8000 administrators

    Chapter 3. IBM DS8000 user management

    Chapter 4. IBM DS8000 GUI implementation

    Chapter 5. Implementing LDAP by using the DS Command-Line Interface

    Chapter 6. Implementing LDAP with directory services

    Chapter 7. IBM Resource Access Control Facility

    Chapter 8. Migrating from IBM Copy Services Manager based LDAP authentication to native LDAP authentication

    Chapter 9. Implementing LDAP through IBM Copy Services Manager

    Appendix A. LDAP planning worksheet

    Appendix B. Troubleshooting

    Appendix C. Exporting secure certificates by using the Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge web browsers


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