LINSTOR LDAP Authentication

LINSTOR LDAP Authentication

New Features of LINSTOR Release – July 2019

The Newest LINSTOR® release (July 2019) came with a bunch of new features, and one that is really worth highlighting:

The developers of LINSTOR, the storage management tool for all things Linux, announced that the latest release comes with authentication for LDAP. Software-defined storage consumers were demanding privilege authentication, so we set this as a priority in July.

With support for basic LDAP authentication, you can configure an LDAP server and a search_filter to allow only members of a certain group access to LINSTOR. To accomplish this, here’s a sample configuration entry

 [ldap]

  enabled = true

  uri = "ldaps://ldap.example.com"

  dn = "uid={user},ou=users,o=ha,dc=example"

  search_base = "dc=example"

  search_filter =

"(&(uid={user})(memberof=cn=linstor,ou=services,o=ha,dc=example))"

```

The `{user}` template variable will be replaced with the login user.

Please note that LINSTOR must be configured with HTTPS in order to configure LDAP authentication. 

Now you can securely manage privileges of your storage clusters, so the antics of those pesky interns don’t keep you awake at night.

Brian Hellman

Brian Hellman

Since 2008, Brian has been the Chief Operating Officer of LINBIT and the head of the LINBIT USA team, where he and his team have lead continual double digit growth over his tenure. Brian is committed to bringing High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Software-Defined Storage technologies to the Open Source community. Outside of LINBIT, Brian is a dedicated philanthropist through Oregon Freemasonry and The Shriners Hospital for Children.

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