Connecting to LDAP Sources with Data Cube

Use the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) connector in Data Cube to collect, organize, and mine the directory data residing in your enterprise.

Before You Begin

  • You must be able to log in to the Web Console to view Data Cube. See Accessing the Web Console.
  • Only users assigned a role with the Data Connectors permission at the MediaAgent level can access Data Cube in the Analytics section of the Web Console. The associated MediaAgent must have been configured with Analytics Engine for Data Cube.
  • You must obtain the credentials to log on to the domain controller.
  • You must configure LDAP on the Active Directory (AD) server.
  • The domain controller must have connectivity with the Analytics Engine client selected for the LDAP data source.


  1. In a Web browser, log in to the Web Console and then click Analytics > LDAP.
  2. On the Data Sources (LDAP) page, click Add LDAP.
  3. On the New Data Source (LDAP) page, configure the source as follows:
    1. Under Data Source Name:
      • Click the Analytics Engine list and select an Analytics Engine to store the data.

        The domain controller must have connectivity to the Analytics Engine client.

      • In Data Source Name, enter a name for the data source. The name cannot contain spaces.
      • In Data Source Description, enter a description for the data source.
      • Click Next to proceed to the next section.
    2. Under Connection Details:
      • In Domain Name, enter the fully qualified domain name of the domain name for the LDAP source.
      • In User Name, enter the user name used to log on to the domain controller.
      • In Password, enter the password for the user name that you entered.
      • Click Next to proceed to the next section.

        Note: Data Cube tests the connection. If the connection fails, you are prompted to change the connection details, accordingly.

    3. Under Select Search Base:
      • In the list of LDAP objects, select the check box next to the Search Base that you want to include in your data source.
      • To filter the objects, for each selected LDAP Search Base, enter an LDAP query in the Search Filter box.

        Note: If you do not enter a query for a Search base, the default LDAP query is (&(objectCategory=*)(objectClass=*)).

      • To perform a full crawl of the selected data source after you finish creating the source, select Start Crawling Now. Otherwise, you can crawl the data from the data source page.
  4. When finished, click Submit.