Once the LDAP Adapter is configured properly, the basic workflow for user account setup and activation is specified below, in the form of a brief overview for reference, as well as a more detailed demonstration.
The steps on this page assume the LDAP Adapter has been properly configured. If this is not the case, please reference the Configuration, or if you need assistance reference the support documentation, Support.
By default, all LDAP Users are intentionally locked when they first attempt to login. This is done to allow the Soltra Administrator to specify the new user’s organization and TLP settings, as well as internally validate that the new user in question is authorized to access Soltra Edge. Once a user is ready to be enabled, the Soltra Administrator must visit the new user’s profile, navigate to the Access tab on the left of the page, uncheck the Locked User checkbox, and click the Update button to apply the settings. Until these steps are performed the user will be unable to login to Soltra Edge. See the figure below of the Access section of a user’s profile.
The steps to adding an LDAP user once the LDAP configuration is set are as follows:
1. In the example below, Alice does not yet have a Soltra Edge account. She does have:
2. Alice logs into Soltra Edge using her LDAP credentials.
3. Alice is notified that an Admin needs to approve her. The Admin needs to set Alice’s access-controls before she can use Soltra Edge.
4. The Administrator gets a notification about Alice’s login and is notified they must unlock the user account to allow Alice to login.
5. The Admin sets permissions for Alice just like any other user. As a non-local user, she authenticates via LDAP rather than the local user database. Her access controls are stored in the local user user database like local users.
6. Admin unlocks the user, sets permissions (TLP, staff, etc.) and saves the User changes.
7. Now Alice is able to log in using her LDAP username and password, with the specified permissions set by the administrator.