Deployment Architecture

Seeking documentation re: LDAP strategies on a search head cluster in 6.6.1

robgarner
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Hi -

My site has some standalone 6.2 search heads and recently implemented a new cluster of 6.6.1 search heads as well.

I've enabled LDAP authentication, defined a default strategy, and mapped LDAP groups to roles on the cluster, but there are some puzzling differences between 6.2 stand-alone and 6.6.1 clustered that I'm hoping to learn more about. Specifically, there are a number of strategies (settings -> access controls -> authentication method -> LDAP strategies) listed that I didn't create and can't delete/clone/enable but seem to be related to my "default" strategy. Their names are: authenticaiton, cacheTiming,roleMap_default, secrets. And while I can create additional strategies, the only one I can "enable" is "default". I've tried these operations from all cluster members with the same results on all.

I've read lots of docs about 6.6.1 search head clusters and LDAP authentication, but nothing I saw discussed automatically created strategies. Anyone got any pointers that'll help me understand this ?

Thanks,
-Rob

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yannK
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

If the UI does not clarify the settings, you can check the configuration specifications, in particular the authentication.conf

see : http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/authenticationconf

and the manual LDAP setup on the config file.
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Security/ConfigureLDAPwithconfigurationfiles

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yannK
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

If the UI does not clarify the settings, you can check the configuration specifications, in particular the authentication.conf

see : http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/authenticationconf

and the manual LDAP setup on the config file.
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Security/ConfigureLDAPwithconfigurationfiles

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