5.16 LDAP Group Lookup

The LDAP Group lookup feature can be used to retrieve LDAP group membership information for a user stored in external LDAP directories, such as Novell eDirectory or Microsoft Active Directory. The information fetched can be used to perform external group matching in rules.

5.16.1 Creating the LDAP Account in the Credential Vault

  1. Click Command Control on the home page of the console.

  2. In the navigation pane, select Privileged Accounts.

  3. In the task pane, click Add Account Domain.

  4. Specify the following information:

    Name: Specify a name for the domain.

    Type: Select LDAP as the account type for the user.

    Profile: Select Windows Active Directory on the Novell directory as the profile for the user.

    LDAP URL: Specify the DNS name. For example, netiq.com.

    Base DN: Click Lookup to display the domain name.

    Account: Specify the account name of the domain user.

    User DN: Specify the complete name for the domain user.

    Password: Specify the password for the domain user account.

  5. Click Finish to save the account domain details.

5.16.2 Defining the User Group

After you create an Account Domain, define a group to refer to the external LDAP group. For information on creating a user group, see Adding a User Group.

To configure an existing user group:

  1. Click Command Control on the home page of the console.

  2. Click Account Groups, then click User Groups in the navigation pane.

  3. Select the user group you want to modify.

  4. Click Modify User Group in the task pane, then configure the following fields:

    Name: Specify a name for the group.

    Type: You must select the External Group check box.

    Account Domain: Link the account domain to the LDAP credential created in the Credential Vault.

    Description: Describe the purpose of this user group.

    Manager Name, Manager Tel., Manager Email: Specify the name, telephone number, and e-mail address of the manager of this user group.

    Users: Add or change the users you want to include in this group. You can type the user names,one on each line, or paste them from elsewhere.

    For example, the external group can be matched by using the %:=~/^[Cc][Nn]=G*/ regular expression,. This expression matches all external groups starting with Cn=G and followed by anything where user is part of the group.

    User Groups: From the list of groups you have already defined, select the user groups you want to include as subgroups of this user group. You can also add subgroups to a user group by dragging the groups to the target user group in the navigation pane.

  5. Click Finish.

    You can now use this user group in rule conditions or as a script entity.

5.16.3 Creating a Rule for the LDAP Group

After creating a user group, you need to set up rules to use the created External User Group in Commands. For detailed information on adding a rule, see Section 5.6.1, Adding a Rule.

Figure 5-1 Creating a Rule for the LDAP Group

5.16.4 Modifying a Rule for the LDAP Group

  1. Click Command Control on the home page of the console.

  2. Click Rules in the navigation pane.

  3. Select the rule you want to modify.

  4. Click Modify Rule in the task pane.

  5. Make the following changes:

    Name: Change the name of the rule.

    Description: Specify a description of the rule.

    User Message: Specify the user message as $<ExtGroups>$.

    Session Capture: Select either On or Off.

    Authorize: Select either Yes or No, depending on whether you want the command protected by the rule to be authorized or not authorized if the rule conditions are met.

    Run User: Select Submit User from the drop-down list.

    Credentials: From the drop-down list, select the required account domain. The Run User is automatically populated with the domain user provided in the account domain.

    Run Host: Define a run host by selecting the name of the host on which you want to run this command (this overrides any hostname defined through a set command).

    Risk Level: Set a Risk Level of 0 to 99.

    Audit Group: Define an Audit Group. This setting is for use in Compliance Auditor reports.

  6. Click Finish. The settings you have defined for the rule are displayed in the console.

A typical result of the LDAP group lookup rule when a rule is created for a user to run the ID command as a root user is displayed below:

user1@pum-sles10sp3:/root> usrun id








uid=1001(user1) gid=100(users) groups=0(root), 16(dialout), 33(video), 100(users)