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Adding Users from LDAP Server

Adding Users from LDAP Server 

Affected Roles: Administrator
Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps: DW Spectrum Desktop
Complexity: High

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Date Created: 10/11/2019

To simplify User and Roles Management in large corporate systems it is possible to import users from the corporate network directory (LDAP). The following LDAP servers are available:

Microsoft Active Directory

Open LDAP Server


Setting Up LDAP Integration

To be able to import users and allow them to connect to DW Spectrum, it is necessary to establish a connection between DW Spectrum and the corporate LDAP server. This integration should be performed by, or in cooperation with, the Network (Domain) Administrator.

1.Open User Management and click LDAP Settings.

2.Enter the following details (consult with your Network (Domain) Administrator if needed):


IMPORTANT: Server URL should be a Fully Qualified Domain Name (not IP address). See for details.

Search Filter is optional and is used to filter users on the server side (special LDAP syntax is used). The above example illustrates the most simple filter.

3.Click Test. If test is successful, the server will return the number of LDAP users found (Search Filter will be pre-applied).

Importing Users from LDAP Server

After LDAP integration is complete it is possible to import LDAP Users into DW Spectrum. Imported users will be able to log in to DW Spectrum using their pre-existing domain usernames and passwords.

1.Open System Administration -> Users tab and click Fetch Users from LDAP. The list of LDAP Users found on the server will be displayed.

2.Select User(s) to be imported, using the Search filter if desired.

3.If needed, enable or disable LDAP Users and assign the appropriate User Roles.

After an LDAP User is enabled, they will be able to log in to DW Spectrum using their domain username and password.

IMPORTANT: If the LDAP server is not available, LDAP users will not be able to log in.

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  • 11-Oct-2019