Ldap password Authentication using CA Strong Authentication

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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How to test the LDAP password authentication using CA Strong Authentication?


The authentication requests that are presented to the CA Strong Authentication Server must specify the type of credential that has to be used to process the request. If the input requests are presented with the unknown credential type, then such requests are resolved to any password-based mechanism supported by CA Strong Authentication.

To resolve the credential types for the LDAP-based organization that is created in Creating Organization in LDAP Repository:

1.Ensure that you are logged in as the Global Administrator (GA) created in Creating Organization in LDAP Repository.

2. Search for the organization from the Organization tab and select the LDAP org created.

3.Ensure that the Strong Authentication tab in the sub menu is active.

4. Under the Miscellaneous Configurations section, click the Credential Type Resolution link to display the Credential Type Resolution Configuration page.

In this page:

Create a configuration with the name, for example, LDAPResolution.

5. In the Resolve Plain to field, select LDAP Password.

Save the configuration.

Apply this configuration using the Assign Default Configurations page.

Note: See the Assigning Default Configurations section in the CA Strong Authentication Administration Guide for more information.


Verifying the LDAP Configuration in CA Strong Authentication

To verify the LDAP organization and user configuration:

1. Log in to CA Strong Authentication Sample Application by using the following URL:


2.In the left pane, click Miscellaneous > Authentication > Plain Authenticate

Authentication page.

3.Enter the LDAP user name, organization, and password.

4.  Click Authenticate.

5  The Authentication Response Details screen opens

If If you see the details of the LDAP user, it indicates that you have successfully configured LDAP.