Switch Between Active Directory and LDAP Using the GUI

While you can have configurations set up for both Active Directory and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), you cannot use them both at the same time. To switch between these two services you must remove the current domain and then use the Edit menu option on the More Actions menu to change the type of service.

When you switch from Active Directory to LDAP or vice versa, all the users who belong to the domain that was being used will no longer be able to access the array unless they are in the new domain. For users who are already logged in to the array, any new operation will result in an error.

Even if a user is part of both domains, the login requirements might be different. For example, the username for an LDAP authorized user takes the format <username>@domain_name> where domain_name is the value you entered when you created the LDAP configuration.

Regardless of which service you are using, local account access is still permitted.

  1. Go to AdministrationSecurity Directory.
  2. Select the currently in use directory service from the drop-down list.
  3. When the configuration appears, select More Actions.
  4. Select the correct action for your service and follow the prompts:
    • Active Directory: Select Leave Domain
    • LDAP: Select Disconnect
  5. From the More Actions drop-down menu, select Edit.
  6. In the Type field, select the directory service you want to use. You can now edit the configuration information.
    Follow the prompts to save your changes.