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Add custom directory service

After you click on Add directory service -> Click directory service the following view is displayed:

Add custom directory



An internal name to distinguish different directories


Directory service type

Select the directory service to use in the drop-down list:

  • Novell eDirectory
  • ApacheDS
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Apache LDAPd
  • OpenLDAP


Address of the server you are running towards.

LDAP Server port

Port number 389.

LDAP Proxy user

If LDAP server requires login for searches, this field must be specified. A proxy user is a user who has access to the directory service and can perform searches.

The entire path should be typed from bottom to top! Separate with commas.

LDAP Proxy password

Password for proxy user

Use encryption (SSL)

If you want the directory service traffic to be encrypted, tick this.

This requires directory service settings

Run connection test

Click this button to test the directory service connection. If it goes well, a message appears to the left of the button.

Run Connection test


Search base

Where to start searches in the directory service.

Search attribute

At login, the specified attribute is searched. The default is "cn", which is normally the username.

Search base test

Click the button to verify that the search base is working. If successful, a confirmation appears to the left of the button.

Run Searchbase test


For more settings on the directory service, go to the Advanced tab.

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