Connect to an IBM Directory Server

For this procedure, in Management Agent Designer, on the Specify Logon Information page, you connect to an IBM Directory Server on a local or remote server. You must provide a server name, a user name and password with administrator rights, and a logon domain. Each time that the management agent is run, it uses this information to log on to the IBM Directory Server and read or write to the directory that you specify. To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the FIMSyncAdmins security group.

To connect to an IBM Directory Server

  1. In Management Agent Designer, on the Specify Logon Information page, in Server, type the name of the IBM Directory Server that you want to connect to, and then type a port number, user name, and password.

  2. If you want to secure all network communications by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), select the Enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for communications check box.

  3. If you want to secure the user name password when users log on, select the Enable Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) for communications check box.

ImportantImportant
If you do not select the Enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for communications and Enable Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) for communications check boxes, all network communications, including logon information and connected data source import identity information, are sent as plaintext. If you want to secure only the user name and password, select the Enable Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) for communications check box.

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If you do not know the port number that is used to connect to your server, type 389. This is the most common default port number.

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