You can use LDAP user authentication to authenticate client requests to a PowerExchange Listener or PowerExchange Logger for Linux, UNIX, and Windows instance that runs on a Linux, UNIX, or Windows system.
If you enable LDAP authentication, the PowerExchange Listener or PowerExchange Logger connects to an LDAP server to authenticate the LDAP enterprise user ID and password of the client that requests a connection to the PowerExchange Listener or PowerExchange Logger.
LDAP authentication in PowerExchange provides the following features:
LDAP user validation. PowerExchange can validate PowerExchange user credentials against an entry in LDAP.
Flexible search. DBMOVER configuration statements provide the ability to specify multiple LDAP search locations, search filters, search tree depth, and a login attribute to key against the PowerExchange user ID.
Failover. You can configure a list of LDAP servers in order of priority for failover, so that if a higher priority server is down, subsequent calls fail over to another server in the list.
Relational pass-through authentication. You can configure pass-through authentication for relational connections. Pass-through authentication delegates authentication to the underlying relational database.
LDAP with TLS. LDAP user authentication in PowerExchange supports the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols to protect against snooping, tampering, and man-in-the-middle security threats.