LDAP integration via MID Server

Administrators can integrate using an LDAP data source over a Management, Instrumentation, and Discovery (MID) Server.

The MID Server facilitates communication and movement of data between the platform and external applications, data sources, and services. The MID Server is installed automatically for new instances.

You can use the MID Server to import data over LDAP, but you cannot use the MID Server for LDAP authentication. A MID Server does not support SSL connections.

Using a MID Server to establish an LDAP connection prevents you from having to expose the LDAP server to external network traffic. It also eliminates the need to establish a VPN tunnel between your LDAP server and data centers.
  • The MID Server user must have the user_admin role in order to be able to read LDAP server configuration records.
  • The following are not available with the MID Server:
    • LDAP authentication
    • SSL connection
    • Refreshing user and group records from LDAP