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Jan 27, 2016 at 08:49 AM

LDAP Authentication - Changing LDAP Server Type


Dear all,

We face the following scenario:

1.) We have a SAP BO BI 4.0 SP7 server which runs on SuSE SLES 11.

2.) The authentication scheme currently used is LDAP > LDAP Server Type = Oracle Internet Directory.

3.) The customer wants to change the LDAP > LDAP Server Type = Microsoft Active Directory Application Server.

If we fulfill all the necessary restrictions while mapping LDAP against Windows AD, as stated in Administrator's Manual, I would like to ask:

A.) Are the following assumptions correct?

A1.) If an existing user has the same name with one coming from Windows AD, then the user will remain intact.

A2.) If an existing user has different name with one coming for Windows AD, then the existing user will be removed and a new one will be created.

There are two useful links:

10 easy steps - How to use LDAP-based authentication in SAP BusinessObjects 4.1

Setting up the LDAP connector - Business Intelligence (BusinessObjects) - SCN Wiki

Thanks in advance for any answer.