3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 5, 2018 3:59 PM by shrikant.patil.2

    Server integration with Novell eDir

    Dan Ueberfluss

      I’ve tried a few different ways of configuring the LDAP and it looks like there is OpenLDAP support in the documentation, but not eDIr support. I think I would need to adapt the JAVA files to work with eDir. That or a different set of specific eDir instructions.


      A couple of questions..

      1. Has anyone integrated Tableau Server and Novell eDir specifically.
      2. Are there any sample json files for number #1 I could look at?
      3. If not, are there sample json files for a real implementation of LDAP with SSL?


      I have connected from the server in question using LDAPAdmin.exe with my configuration settings (testing eDir server reachability). I updated a json files with my settings (per the documentation making some eDir assumptions/changes). Attempted to import and it is throwing an error that “External Identity Store is unreachable”.

        • 1. Re: Server integration with Novell eDir
          Patrick A Van Der Hyde

          Hello Dan,


          It's been a few weeks since this was posted.  Did you find a solution for this integration?  Was there anything helpful found on Novell's site?





          • 2. Re: Server integration with Novell eDir
            Dan Ueberfluss

            I was able to configure it eventually. There was just tweaks to how the JSON file needed to look. Here is what I ended up with. (Masked of course). company is actually the base DN.




              "identityStore": {

               "_type": "identityStoreType",

               "type": "activedirectory",

               "nickname": "",

               "hostname": "<LDAP Server Hostname>.company.com",

               "root": "ou=people,o=company",

               "sslPort": "636",

               "directoryServiceType": "openldap",

               "bind": "simple",

               "username": "cn=svc_account,ou=Unix,ou=ServiceAccounts,ou=services,o=company",

               "password": "########",

               "identityStoreSchemaType": {

                  "userBaseDN": "ou=associate,ou=people,o=company",

               "userBaseFilter": "(objectClass=inetorgperson)",

               "userUsername": "cn",

                  "userDisplayName": "displayName",

               "userEmail": "mail",

               "userCertificate": "certificate",

               "userThumbnail": "thumbnail",

               "userJpegPhoto": "photo",

               "groupBaseDN": "ou=associate-groups,ou=people,o=company",

               "groupBaseFilter": "(objectClass=groupOfNames)",

               "groupName": "cn",

               "groupEmail": "groupemail",

               "groupDescription": "description",

               "member": "member",

               "distinguishedNameAttribute": "",

               "serverSideSorting": "true",

               "rangeRetrieval": "false"





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            • 3. Re: Server integration with Novell eDir


              I really appreciate you coming back and providing the update. Even if our LDAP server is different, your JSON file details absolutely helped me with configuration. Thank you!