LDAP Auth to WebUI if Directory Server is not reachable.

L1 Bithead

LDAP Auth to WebUI if Directory Server is not reachable.

Just throwing this out there to see if there is some solution.

We want to enable LDAP auth to our PA's for our admins.  I have the Auth profile configured and working well as long as the directory server is up.

In the odd case that we have a system failure of the LDAP directory server or a firewall rule inadvertently gets removed that blocks access from the PAs to the directory server, is there a way to have a fallback authentication that used the last known password from the LDAP server (cached login information)? or do we need to have 2 administrator accounts for all of our admins, (one local and one with the auth profile)?


Let me know if this doesn't make sense and I can try to explain further, or just tell me that I am completely off-base trying to do this.  That is fine too. 

L7 Applicator

Re: LDAP Auth to WebUI if Directory Server is not reachable.


Sounds like you have a requiremet that you cannot 'share' accounts. If that is the case then yes you will need two accounts for each admin. If you are allowed to have a single 'emergency' account, then you can just use the one admin account. I would say have the PAN look at multiple LDAP servers just for this reason.


Hope that helps.

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