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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 8, 2021

Allow customization of LDAP ping "dummy" user

It is possible to configure a periodic "heartbeat" that checks the connection to External Auth, and it is also possible to have it attempt an LDAP bind (via the setting).

However, when it does this LDAP bind, it uses a fake user ("dummy") to bind. This causes constant bind failures and causes alerts in the LDAP service monitoring. If it was possible to configure this user to an actual user & password, it would eliminate the constant bind failures.

What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

This will be used to minimize alerting and reduce load on the monitoring team.

  • Guest
    Jul 21, 2022

    Great idea that we can only support ! We are experiencing the same side-effects because of the flooding of seas.log with java exceptions. Aside from filling up the log files and making them rotate more rapidly, differentiation between these an other errors is more difficult.

  • Admin
    Jan 18, 2022

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your ideas to IBM. We truly value our relationship with you and appreciate your willingness to share details about your experience, your recommendations, and ideas. We will evaluate this request soon and update the request. Appreciate your patience.