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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 20, 2023

installation improvement for LDAP

Today we solved the ldap authentication problem. It was due to a conflict of two users with the same username in two different user repositories: basic and LDAP. Since there is no more a local user repository in Liberty a copy of your real installation user is created in the file registry when 9.5 is installed. Normally it’s not causing any problem since the user is a local user, in this case the user is an Active Directory user so, when adding ldap active Directory authentication, the user resulted as duplicated and it’s not supported. The fix was to change the name of the basic user, the basic user is used only as an authorization account to stop and start Liberty so no impact on the scheduling for the change. Why the problem did not occure in 9.4? In 9.4 on windows the default user registry was basic and local, since local os repository is installed no copy of this user has been created. When switching to the LDAP Active Directory in 9.4 the local OS was excluded (the error recieved was typical for 9.4 users that were switching to active directory without excluding local OS), basic registry cannot be excluded anyway. A NICE TO HAVE: Having a separate parameter different from wauser in the installation to specify the liberty user would be very nice and would have avoided the duplicate user problem.

Idea priority High