Installing and configuring LDAP

To use the Single Sign-On (SSO) method of authentication in IBM RPA, you must install and configure an LDAP server before installing IBM RPA.

What is LDAP?

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a protocol that manages directory services over the network. It provides ways to organize and classify entries, which usually corresponds to user data in an environment or application. LDAP is commonly used by user authentication services across multiple applications.

The LDAP server stores and manages user access, integrating with the User Management Service (UMS) bundled with IBM RPA to provide the Single Sign-On (SSO) experience. This means that your users only need to log in once to get access to multiple IBM applications that also communicate with UMS, and you don't need to register different accounts across multiple services.

IBM RPA supports some LDAP identity providers, such as Microsoft™ Active Directory and the standard OpenLDAP🡥 server implementation.

Choosing the LDAP provider

Currently, IBM RPA supports the following LDAP providers:

  • OpenLDAP™
  • Microsoft™ Active Directory