Determine the Number of Bind Patterns | Teradata Viewpoint - 17.10 - Determining the Number of Bind Patterns - Teradata Viewpoint

Teradata® Viewpoint Installation, Configuration, and Upgrade Guide for Customers

Teradata Viewpoint
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October 2021
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After establishing User1 DN and verifying that the username for User1 is part of the DN string, bind to LDAP using the DN and password for User1. As a reminder, following is the DN for User1:
CN=joec,OU=User Accounts,DC=td,DC=acme,DC=com
  1. Are all users in User1 company located at the same Base DN in LDAP?
    That is, do all user DNs have the following pattern?
    CN=<<USERNAME>>,OU=User Accounts,DC=td,DC=acme,DC=com
    If yes, the number of bind patterns is 1.
  2. If users are located at multiple Base DNs, you need to get this information from the company LDAP administrator.
    For example, at User1 company, there might be the following users:
    CN=joec,OU=User Accounts,DC=td,DC=acme,DC=com
    CN=janedoe,OU=Contractors,OU=User Accounts,DC=td,DC=acme,DC=com
    CN=kaizers,OU=Europe,OU=User Accounts,DC=td,DC=acme,DC=com
    If there are multiple DN patterns, the Teradata Viewpoint Authenticator iterates over each of the patterns until it finds one that matches the username presented. If the authenticator does not find a match, it fails to authenticate.
    If the number of patterns grows to seven or more, it might be faster to perform a user search.
  3. Select one of the following options in the LDAP Servers portlet:
    • If there are fewer than seven DN patterns, select the DN Pattern Bind option.
    • If there are seven or more DN patterns, select the User Search option.