Configuring Active Directory Basic Auth Accounts

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This account is used by the Snaps in the Active Directory Snap Pack.

Active Directory Basic Authentication is implemented using the simple authentication method. 

You can create an account from Designer or Manager. In Designer, when working on pipelines, every Snap that needs an account prompts you to create a new account or use an existing account. The accounts can be created in or used from:

  • Your private project folder: This folder contains the pipelines that will use the account.
  • Your Project Space’s shared folder: This folder is accessible to all the users that belong to the Project Space.
  • The global shared folder: This folder is accessible to all the users within an organization in the SnapLogic instance.


Account Configuration

In Manager, you can navigate to the required folder and create an account in it (see Accounts). To create an Active Directory Basic Auth account: 

  1. Click Create, then select Active Directory > Active Directory Basic Auth.
  2. Supply an account label.
  3. Supply the UsernamePasswordDomain namePortURI of the LDAP server, Referral
  4. (Optional) Supply additional information on this account in the Notes field of the Info tab.
  5. Click Apply.

Avoid changing account credentials while pipelines using them are in progress. This may lead to unexpected results, including locking the account.

Account Types

Active Directory Basic Auth

Account Settings

Label


Required. User provided label for the account instance

Username


Required. Username for this account

Example: Administrator@server.example.com

Default value: [None]

Password


Required. Password for this account

Default value: [None]

Domain name


Required. The Active Directory domain name.

Example: Administrator@server.example.com

Default value: [None]

Port


Required. Port number to connect to Active Directory

Default value: 389

URI of the LDAP server


Required. URI of the LDAP server.

Example: ldap://123.456.789.120

Default valueldap://some_ldpa_hostname

Ensuring Backward Compatibility JDK 8 and Upwards

If your Snaplex is using JDK 8u181 or higher, your existing Pipelines are likely to break with a "Failed to validate account" error. This is because Java's Improved LDAP Support security enhancement enables endpoint identification on LDAPS connections by default.

Workaround:

Set the JVM option com.sun.jndi.ldap.object.disableEndpointIdentification to true in your Snaplex's node properties (Global properties). This disables endpoint identification. You may have to contact your SnapLogic Organization Admin to include this setting. 

Referral


How to handle referrals to another server. Options available include:

  • Automatically follow any referrals

  • Ignore referrals

Default value: Automatically follow any referrals


Account Encryption

Standard Encryption

If you are using Standard Encryption, the High sensitivity settings under Enhanced Encryption are followed.


Enhanced Encryption

If you have the Enhanced Account Encryption feature, the following describes which fields are encrypted for each sensitivity level selected per each account.

  • High:
  • Medium + High: Username, password
  • Low + Medium + HighUsername, password

Snap Pack History

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Release
Snap Pack Version 
Date
Type
Updates
4.27main12833StableEnhanced the Active Directory Search Snap with a new field set, Returning Attributes, to define attributes that you want the Snap to return in the search results.
4.26 Patch426patches11280 LatestFixed an issue with the Active Directory Add Member Snap that failed when using forward slash "/" in the Distinguished name field.
4.26main11181 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.25main9554 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.24main8556 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.23 Patch423patches8210 Latest

Fixes an issue of fetching search records in the Active Directory Search Snap by adding a new field, Limit, to specify the number of search records to be fetched from the Active Directory.

  • Previously the Page Size field worked similar to the Limit field, that is, it sets the limit on fetching records instead of fetching all the records. 
  • The Active Directory Search Snap output now displays the number of records that you specify in the Limit field under Settings. If your Pipelines use the Snap with the Page Size field, they may fail to execute if the downstream Snap expects the same count. To retrieve all the records, configure the Snap with default settings, that is, Limit: 0 and Page Size: 1000.
4.23 Patch423patches7454 Latest

Adds the Pass through check box in all the Snaps to include pass-through functionality. Select this check box to embed the upstream input documents under the original field of the output document along with other records.

4.23main7430 Stable
4.22422patches6531

 


Latest

Enhances the Active Directory Create Entry and Active Directory Update Entry Snaps by adding Attribute Value Delimiter field to separate multiple values entered in the Attribute value field.

4.22main6403 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.21snapsmrc542 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.20 Patchactivedirectory8789 Latest

Fixes the Active Directory Snaps to successfully read special characters in the Existing distinguished name and Distinguished name Snap settings without requiring escape characters.

4.20snapsmrc535 Stable

Fixes the Search Snap and the List Users Snap wherein the Snaps displayed only the first element of an array field. Now, the Snaps display all the elements of an array field.

4.19 Patch activedirectory8506 Latest

Fixes the Search Snap and the List Users Snap wherein the Snaps displayed only the first element of an array field. Now, the Snaps display all the elements of an array field.

4.19snapsmrc528 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.18snapsmrc523 Stable Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.17 PatchALL7402
Latest

Pushed automatic rebuild of the latest version of each Snap Pack to SnapLogic UAT and Elastic servers.

4.17 snapsmrc515 Stable

Added the Snap Execution field to all Standard-mode Snaps. In some Snaps, this field replaces the existing Execute during preview check box.

4.16 snapsmrc508 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.15snapsmrc500 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.14 snapsmrc490 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.13snapsmrc486 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.12snapsmrc480 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.11 Patch activedirectory4630 Latest

Resolved an issue with the Active Directory Search Snap that Ignored PartialResultException and did not handle the slashes and backslashes in the search function:

  • Added the original exception to SnapdataException for the Active Directory Snaps.
  • Improved the error message.
4.11snapsmrc465

 

StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.10snapsmrc414 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.9snapsmrc405 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.8snapsmrc398 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.7snapsmrc382 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.6 Patch activedirectory2056 Latest

Resolved an issue with modifying the "unicodePwd" attribute using the Active Directory - Update Entry Snap.

4.6rcmsf233 Stable
  • Extended support for a der encoded representation of Anaplan Certificate for Anaplan account validation.
  • Resolved an issue in Create Entry, Search, and Update Entry Snaps that caused certain attributes to not appear in suggestions.
4.5.1rcmsf231 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.5rcmsf231

 

StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.3.2

Stable

Resolved an issue in Active Directory Search resulting in an error using a port value in the server URI.

4.3.0



Stable

The Update Snap now populates all attributes during Suggest. The Search Snap now shows those attributes that have values.

4.2.2

Stable
  • Resolved an issue with the account failing to validate after the last Snap release.
  • Resolved an issue with the Active Directory Search Snap failing to throw an exception for an invalid search.
  • Resolved an issue with the Active Directory Search Snap not routing an error to the error view for a null search.
  • Resolved an issue with the Active Directory Search Snap adding a blank space on all strings.
  • Updated the tooltips within the Active Directory Snap Pack.
4.2.1

Stable

Resolved "Pass through only supported for Map data." message showing in Active Directory Rename Snap.