Steps to Configure and Import Users from LDAP
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Steps to Configure and Import Users from LDAP

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Article ID: 342852

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Products

VMware Aria Suite

Issue/Introduction

You can configure and import users from LDAP from the vCenter Operations Manager custom user interface.

Follow the steps detailed below to add, edit, and delete LDAP Users from vCenter Operations Manager.


Environment

VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp) 5.8.x

Resolution

Steps to add LDAP Users:

  1. Log in to the custom user interface of vCenter Operations Manager and select Admin > Security. In the User Accounts pane click the Import from LDAP icon. The Import Users dialog box appears.
  2. Click Add. The Manage LDAP Host dialog box appears.
  3. Enter the details for the LDAP parameters.
  4. Select the Auto Sync check box if you want to sync the users of LDAP with the users of vCenter Operations Manager.
    Note: Do not select the Auto Sync check box if you do not want to enable auto sync for the group.
    • Click the Load LDAP Groups button.
    • In the LDAP Groups section, select a group you have created or select one of the following groups:
      • Administrators
      • Operators
      • Users
    • Click Add in theLDAP Groups section.
    • Select the LDAP group which you want to sync.
  5. Click OK.
  6. In the Import Users page, click the Lookup button and select the users that you want to add to vCenter Operations Manager and assign them to a group.
  7. Click OK.

Note:

  • To add another set of users from the same or a different host, follow steps 2 to 7. DO NOT use the Edit option to add users.
  • Step 4 is applicable only when you enable auto sync.

The steps mentioned below to edit and delete the LDAP users are applicable ONLY to vCenter Operations Manager 5.8.5 and later.

Steps to Edit the LDAP Users:

  1. Log in to the custom user interface of vCenter Operations Manager and select Admin > Security. In the User Accounts pane click the Import from LDAP icon. The Import Users dialog box.
  2. Select the LDAP host that you want to edit from the drop down next to the LDAP Host field.
    Note: Use the LDAP description to distinguish the already imported LDAP parameters.
  3. Click Edit. The Manage LDAP Host dialog box appears.
  4. Edit the parameters as required.
  5. Click the Load LDAP Groups button if auto sync is enabled and you want to edit those groups.
  6. Select one of the groups in the LDAP Groups section and click the Add or Delete button to edit the group.
  7. Click OK.

Note: If auto sync is not enabled, you can skip steps 5 and 6.

Steps to Delete LDAP Users

  1. Log in to the custom user interface of vCenter Operations Manager and select Admin > Security. In the User Accounts pane click the Import from LDAP icon. The Import Users dialog box appears.
  2. Select the LDAP host that you want to delete from the drop down next to the LDAP Host field.
    Note: Use the LDAP description to distinguish the already imported LDAP parameters.
  3. Click Delete.
  4. Confirm the delete action and click Yes in the popup dialog box.

There are known issues with the Edit and Delete options in vCenter Operations Manager 5.8.4 and before.


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