Add an AD or LDAP authentication provider

You can add one or more authentication providers to ECS to perform user authentication for ECS domain users.

Before you begin

  • This operation requires the System Administrator role in ECS.
  • You need access to the authentication provider information listed in AD/LDAP authentication provider settings. Note especially the requirements for the Manager DN user.


  1. In the ECS Portal, select Manage > Authentication.
  2. On the Authentication Provider Management page, click New Authentication Provider.
  3. On the New Authentication Provider page, type values in the fields. For more information about these fields, see AD/LDAP authentication provider settings.
  4. Click Save.
  5. To verify the configuration, add a user from the authentication provider at Manage > Users > Management Users, then try to log in as the new user.

What to do next

You must add (assign) the domain users into a namespace if you want these users to perform ECS object user operations. For more information, see Add domain users into a namespace.