Linking users to directories

To complete an authentication process through LDAP, you must create a user that would link to the created directory.

Before you begin

An icon representing a user. You must have the Manage Users permission to perform this task.


  1. In the top navigation bar, click Management > Users.
  2. To create a user, click New.
  3. In the User Name field, type the name of an existing user of an LDAP server.
    Tip: The login format depends on the configuration of your environment. It can be, for example, an e-mail address, or a user ID, and it might need to be followed by a domain name.
  4. From the list, select a Computer Group to which the user would be assigned.
  5. From the Authentication Method list, select the name of an LDAP directory.
  6. Click Create.
  7. To delete the created user, click its name. Then, in the upper left of the window click Delete.
    Note: The deleted user cannot be re-created.

What to do next

To confirm authentication, log in to the BigFix Inventory server with the credentials of the LDAP user that you created in BigFix Inventory.