Veritas NetBackup™ Appliance Security Guide
- About the NetBackup appliance Security Guide
- User authentication
- About user authentication on the NetBackup appliance
- About configuring user authentication
- About user name and password specifications
- User authorization
- Intrusion prevention and intrusion detection systems
- Log files
- Operating system security
- Data security
- Web security
- Network security
- Call Home security
- About AutoSupport
- About Call Home
- About SNMP
- Remote Management Module (RMM) I security
- STIG and FIPS conformance
- Appendix A. Security release content
About authenticating LDAP users
The NetBackup appliance uses the built-in Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) plug-in to support the authentication of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) users. This functionality allows users belonging to an LDAP directory service to be added and authorized to log on to a NetBackup appliance. LDAP is considered as another type of user directory with a schema installed on it by UNIX services.
The following describes the pre-requisites and requirements for using LDAP user authentication on the appliance:
You must have NetBackup appliance 2.6 or higher installed to configure LDAP user authentication.
The LDAP schema must be RFC 2307 or RFC 2307bis compliant.
The following firewall ports must be open:
LDAP OVER SSL/TLS 636
Ensure that the LDAP server is available and is set up with the users and user groups that you want to register with the appliance.
As a best practice, do not use group names or user names that are already used for appliance local users or NetBackupCLI users. Additionally, do not use the appliance default names admin or maintenance for LDAP users.
The appliance does not handle ID mapping for LDAP configuration. Veritas recommends that you reserve a user ID and group ID range of 1000 to 1999 for appliance users only.
Before registering new LDAP users and user groups on the appliance, you must configure the appliance to communicate with the LDAP server. Once the configuration is complete, the appliance can access the LDAP server user information for authentication.
To configure LDAP user authentication, use one of the following methods:
from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console.
Settings > Security > Authentication > LDAP from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu.
For detailed instructions on how to configure and manage LDAP user authentication on the appliance, refer to the NetBackup Appliance Administrator's Guide and the NetBackup Appliance Commands Reference Guide.