After you verify basic network setup, you can use the ldapsearch tool to explore the communication link between the directory server and Vantage nodes to ensure that the level of communication is sufficient to authenticate directory users. Use ldapsearch to:
- Find the RootDSE object for your directory type, and compare critical attribute values to database settings and requirements. See Finding the RootDSE Object.
- Authenticate a directory user. See Authenticating a Directory User.