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How to connect to multiple LDAP servers with Rational Team Concert

Question & Answer


How can you configure IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) to connect to multiple LDAP servers to provide access to a larger user community?


Some deployments will utilize multiple LDAP Servers for authentication instead of one single server.


When configuring WebSphere to connect to the LDAP server using a Federated Realm, multiple LDAP Server parameters can be added to allow for this configuration.


  • In order to connect to multiple LDAP servers for authentication, RTC is required to be deployed on IBM WebSphere Application Server. Supported versions of Apache Tomcat do not currently support connecting to multiple LDAP Servers simultaneously.

  • You will need to manually import users from different LDAP servers into Jazz. This is because the LDAP Nightly Sync will fail with this configuration. An Enhancement ( work item 14005) was filed to enable the LDAP Nightly Sync task to support Multiple LDAP Server configuration.
Leverage the Jazz Community
Jazz and Rational Team Concert have an active community that can provide you with additional resources. Browse and contribute to the User forums, contribute to the Team Blog and review the Team wiki.
Refer to technote 1319600 for details and links.

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Product Synonym

Rational Team Concert;Rational Quality Manager

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Modified date:
16 June 2018