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Status Under review
Created by Guest
Created on May 28, 2024

Create additional parameters in ars.cfg to be used specific for ARSLSYNC to separate them from normal LDAP config instead of being shared parameters for both LDAP & ARSLSYNC

Create additional parameters in ars.cfg to be used specific for ARSLSYNC to separate them from normal LDAP config instead of being shared parameters for both LDAP & ARSLSYNC

Summary
Currently the LDAP Parameters configured in ars.cfg locally on the CMOD Library Server (LS), points to our LDAP Proxy, which federates between multiple LDAP servers.

This is problematic when running ARSLSYNC, as we would like to point to a specific LDAP server with specific parameters also set for BASE, BIND, MAPPED & ALLOW_ANONYMOUS.

It would be great if we can have a separate section in ars.cfg specific for above ARSLSYNC config. This will then allow us to share the same ars.cfg file with required parameters for both LDAP Proxy & ARSLSYNC on the local CMOD Library Server (LS).

Details of Requirement

For us, it is important to specify the below 6x parameters for our LDAP Proxy, separate from the parameters used when running ARSLSYNC:

ARS_LDAP_SERVER=

ARS_LDAP_PORT=

ARS_LDAP_BASE_DN=

ARS_LDAP_BIND_ATTRIBUTE=

ARS_LDAP_MAPPED_ATTRIBUTE=

ARS_LDAP_ALLOW_ANONYMOUS=

On the positive side, IBM L2 have already indicated that the below two parameters are available to be configured specific for ARSLSYNC, which is very good news!

ARS_LDAP_SYNC_SERVER

ARS_LDAP_SYNC_PORT

To address our requirement to accommodate both LDAP Proxy & ARSLSYNC on the local CMOD Library Server (LS), we are asking for the possibility of also creating additional parameters for below 4x parameters to be used specific for ARSLSYNC, to separate them from the normal LDAP config in ars.cfg:

ARS_LDAP_BASE_DN=

ARS_LDAP_BIND_ATTRIBUTE=

ARS_LDAP_MAPPED_ATTRIBUTE=

ARS_LDAP_ALLOW_ANONYMOUS=

This will then allow us to share the same ars.cfg file with required parameters for both LDAP Proxy & ARSLSYNC on the local CMOD Library Server (LS).

Idea priority Urgent
  • Admin
    NEIL Parrott
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    Jun 4, 2024

    I see from case https://w3.ibm.com/tools/caseviewer/case/TS016230122 that you will follow up with your Sanlam teamand provide additional feedback .


    Just to reiterate. The proxy will ultimately point to the same LDAP Servers, meaning the base and bind attrs will be the same. Further, most LDAP servers don’t support anonymous bind, so that parm is irrelevant. Mapped attribute is also irrelevant because It’s used only for authentication.

    Think of it this way. If we sync users with one configuration, we also then need to authenticate them. To ensure that that the authenticated user matches the synced user, the configuration needs to be the same.