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.


  • This operation requires the Security 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, and then try to log in as the new user.

Next steps

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