Integrating Cloud Pak for Data System with external directory servers

You can enable global user authentication with external Windows AD or an OpenLDAP server using the ap_external_ldap utility in the command line.

The System Administrator can configure Cloud Pak for Data System to support user logins who are authenticated through an external LDAP server in their organization. Once configured, Cloud Pak for Data System acts as the LDAP client to the organization’s LDAP server.

Currently the system supports any directory server that supports one of the following protocols:
  • OpenLDAP
  • Active Directory