vCenter using openLDAP

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I am using vCenter to authenticate users using openLDAP 2.4 version which i have installed on my domain.

i am using vCenter as appliance and openLDAP installed on SUSE linux.

I am able to connect to openLDAP but for some reason i am not able to see the users in Vcenter.

need some assistance.
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Alessandro ScafariaInfrastructure Premier Field Administrator
Top Expert 2015



Hi Alessandro.

Your post was showing AD as a LDAP services.

Actually, I downloaded openldap source code, compelled and install it on suse linux.

I am using Oracle Berkeley DB as database.

when I connect to my ldap using jxplorer i am able to connect with no issue. When i connect using vCenter, i am able to add the identity source but i am not able to see any user accounts.

Apr  3 15:02:01 xxxxx slapd[19220]: conn=1185 op=0 RESULT tag=97 err=0 text=
Apr  3 15:02:01 xxxxxx slapd[19220]: conn=1185 op=1 SRCH base="ou=People,dc=unix,dc=mydomain,dc=net" scope=2 deref=0 filter="(objectClass=inetOrgPerson)"
Apr  3 15:02:01 xxxxxx slapd[19220]: conn=1185 op=1 SRCH attr=uid description givenName sn mail userAccountControl pwdAccountLockedTime entryUUID
Apr  3 15:02:01 xxxxx slapd[19220]: conn=1185 op=1 SEARCH RESULT tag=101 err=0 nentries=0 text=


userAccountControl pwdAccountLockedTime ????? I am not sure
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Do you have the correct base DN for users / groups?

Can you post a screenshot of the user account page where it is blank? What happen if you click on "test connection" on the identity source page?
How is this going?
i had problem with the schema. i had to remove account schema and add inetorgperson schema.

its works now.


i did solve my self

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