Configuring LDAP/Active Directory Authentication

Cloudera Data Science Workbench supports both search bind and direct bind operations to authenticate against an LDAP or Active Directory directory service.

The search bind authentication mechanism performs an ldapsearch against the directory service, and binds using the found Distinguished Name (DN) and password provided. The direct bind authentication mechanism binds to the LDAP server using a username and password provided at login.

You can configure Cloudera Data Science Workbench to use external authentication methods by clicking the Admin link on the left sidebar and selecting the Security tab. Select LDAP from the list to start configuring LDAP properties.