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Novell eDirectory configuration guide

Use this guide along with the Data Tab Configuration guide to configure a Novell eDirectory-integrated SecureAuth IdP realm.


  • An on-premises Novell eDirectory data store

  • Identity Platform service account with read access (and optional write access)

Novell eDirectory configuration steps


Refer to Data Tab Configuration to complete the configuration steps in the Data tab of the Web Admin.

Refer to LDAP Attributes / SecureAuth IdP Profile Properties Data Mapping for information on the Profile Properties section.

  1. In Advanced Settings (formerly Classic Experience), go to the Data tab.

  2. In the Membership Connection Settings section, set the following:

    Datastore Type


    Select Novell eDirectory.

    Datastore Connection


    Set the domain of the Active Directory.

    Connection String

    Click Generate LDAP Connection String to automatically populate this field.

    Anonymous LookUp

    Choose from the following values:

    • True – Search the directory without supplying the username.

    • False – Username must be supplied to search the directory.

    Connection Mode

    Set the how the Identity Platform and the directory connect. Choose from the following values:

    • Secure – Enable a secure LDAP connection on Port 389, using NTLMv2.

    • SSL – Enable a secure connection on Port 636, but uses Secure Socket Layer technology, which relies on certificates.

    • Standard – Enable a standard LDAP connection on Port 389 that uses basic authentication (plain text).

    Datastore Credentials

    Use one of the following credentials.

    Use CyberArk Vault for Credentials

    To use CyberArk Vault, select this check box and follow the steps in CyberArk Password Vault Server and AIM Integration with SecureAuth IdP.

    With this feature enabled, the Service Account, Domain, and password are not required.

    Service Account and Domain

    Provide the SecureAuth IdP Service Account username in the Distinguished Name (DN) format.

    For example, cn=svc-account,DC=directory,DC=domain.


    Provide the password that is associated with the Service Account.

    Search Filter

    Search Attribute

    To search for the user account in the directory, provide the search attribute.

    For example, uid.


    Click Generate Search Filter to automatically populate this field.

    The value that equals %v is what the end user provides on the login page, so if it is different from the Search Attribute, change it here.

    For example, if the Search Attribute is uid, but end users will log in with their email addresses (field= mail), the searchFilter would be (&(mail=%v)(objectclass=inetOrgPerson)).

    Group Permissions

    Advanced AD User Check

    To check the directory for more user information, set to True.

    This is useful in a scenario in which a user account is locked.

    Validate User Type

    Choose how to validate usernames and passwords in the directory:

    • Bind – Make a direct call to the directory to validate the username and password

    • Search – Use the search function to find and validate a username and password

    User Group Check Type

    To allow or restrict group access to the realm, choose Allow Access or Deny Access. Provide a list of Allowed Groups and Denied Groups in a comma delimited format.

    User Groups

    If there is no access restriction, leave blank. Otherwise, provide a list of groups allowed or denied access.

    For example, Admins.

    Include Nested Groups

    Select the Include Nested Groups check box to include a user group's subgroups in the access list too.

    Groups Field

    Provide the groups field containing the user groups.

    For example, memberOf.

    Max Invalid Password Attempts

    Set the maximum number failed password attempts by the user before the account is locked.

  3. Click Test Connection to ensure the integration is successful.