Testing LDAP and AD Authentication Configurations
To help you validate your authentication configuration settings, the AMC pages used to configure Microsoft
Active Directory and LDAP servers include a Test button. Clicking this button establishes a connection with your
external user repository and provides status information.
If you have correctly configured the appliance, a message reading
Valid connection! appears. If there is
an error in the configuration settings, the message provides a description of the problem.
The test connection feature is intended only for testing whether the appliance can bind to an
external directory. If you enter login credentials, the appliance will use them, but it will otherwise attempt
to bind to the directory anonymously. Because it does not actually search the directory, testing a
connection will not validate that your login credentials provide access to the configured domain.
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