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How do I convert local Empower user authentication to LDAP user authentication? - WKB2382

Article number: 2382

OBJECTIVE or GOAL

To convert an Always Local Empower user account to an LDAP account.

ENVIRONMENT

  • Empower 3

PROCEDURE

The steps below presume an LDAP domain has been successfully configured in Empower System Policies.

  1. Login to Empower as an Always Local user that has sufficient privileges to alter user properties as well as System Policies.
  2. Locate the Always Local user account to be transitioned to and LDAP account.
  3. Select the user, right-click and select 'Properties'.
  4. Remove the check mark for in "General" tab 'Always Local Login' and click 'OK'.
  5. Enable LDAP authentication in System Policies.
  6. Select the user, right-click and select 'Properties'.
  7. Click the 'Search LDAP' button.
  8. Locate the directory account to be mapped to the Empower user account and click 'Associate with User'.
  9. Set 'Account Status' to 'Active' and click 'OK'.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 If the search LDAP button in step 7 does not show up and the users had been created originally using local authentication, then those users may need to be deleted and recreated using LDAP authentication. If the System Policy "Enforce Unique User Account Names" is enabled, then you will need to temporarily disable this policy in order to delete and recreate LDAP users with the same names as before when created locally. 

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