LDAP Authentication for IBM DS8000 Systems: Updated for DS8000 Release 9.1

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 08 March 2021

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ISBN-10: 0738459488
ISBN-13: 9780738459486
IBM Form #: REDP-5460-01
(172 pages)

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Authors: Bjoern Wesselbaum, Claudio Di Celio, Bert Dufrasne, Connie Riggins, Robert Tondini, Alex Warmuth


The IBM® DS8000® series includes the option to replace the locally based user ID and password authentication with a centralized directory-based approach.

This IBM Redpaper publication helps DS8000 storage administrators understand the concepts and benefits of a centralized directory. It provides the information that is required for implementing a DS8000 authentication mechanism that is based on the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

Starting with DS8000 Release 9.1 code, a simpler, native LDAP authentication method is supported along with the former implementation that relies on IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) acting as a proxy between the DS8000 and external LDAP servers.

Note that examples and operations shown in this Redpaper refer to the DS8000 R9.1 SP1, code release bundle

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM DS8000 user authentication
Chapter 2. Lightweight Directory Access Protocol for IBM DS8000 administrators
Chapter 3. IBM DS8000 user management
Chapter 4. IBM DS8000 GUI implementation
Chapter 5. Implementing LDAP by using the DS Command-Line Interface
Chapter 6. Implementing LDAP with directory services
Chapter 7. IBM Resource Access Control Facility
Chapter 8. Migrating from IBM Copy Services Manager based LDAP authentication to native LDAP authentication
Chapter 9. Implementing LDAP through IBM Copy Services Manager
Appendix A. LDAP planning worksheet
Appendix B. Troubleshooting
Appendix C. Exporting secure certificates by using the Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge web browsers

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