Users must be identified and authenticated before they are granted access rights to data managed within the NetIQ Operations Center environment. Operations Center provides two options for identification and authentication (I&A):
Native I&A: Uses Operations Center’ internal identification and authentication mechanism.
External I&A: LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is one method of external I&A. The LDAP method leverages an external LDAP data source for user identification and authentication.
Review the following sections for information on I&A: