Webtop Integration to LDAP Made Simple

Four simple steps for integrating Webtop with an LDAP Server.

by Nick Lansdowne

How many distinct User IDs have you been issued by your employer? Probably too many to remember reliably. As businesses continue to move their employee’s daily tasks and services on-line the number and hence maintenance of those details increases not only for the users but also for the administrators. Luckily LDAP does provide some solace, offering a central repository for user details, a panacea with the hope of one user id for all your business applications.

Many of the Tivoli solutions integrate with LDAP servers of varying technologies, including Microsoft Active Directory and IBM Directory Server. This article focuses on the basic process to enable Netcool/Webtop 2.2 users and administrators to authenticate using their global user IDs.