Selecting Overview → (gears icon) → Auth Server displays the Authentication Server dashboard. The Auth Server tab is highlighted.  


The UNUM Configuration Authentication Server module provides a convenient method of installing authentication servers.  


If no Authentication Servers are configured the following dashboard is displayed.


UNUM Platform Configuration Authentication Servers Dashboard


The Authentication Server Management function is used to add, edit or delete LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) and AD (Microsoft Active Directory) services.


After logging in as an Administrator you can add or modify your LDAP configuration parameters to allow other users to access UNUM applications.


Adding Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Authentication to UNUM


Clicking on the Add Auth Server icon launches the user interface to configure either LDAP (or AD servers) as shown below.


UNUM Platform Configuration Authentication Servers Add Authentication Server


You need the following information from your network administrator:


  • Type – Type of Authentication Service used on the domain, either LDAP, AD or both.
  • Server URL – in the format of hostname and type. Select ldap or ldaps (secure ldap).
  • Base DN – the name of the base distinguished name.
  • Manager DN (Distinguished Name) – the distinguished name (DN) used for the LDAP manager.
  • Manager Password – manager password.
  • User DN Patterns – DN patterns used for simple bind authentication.
  • User Search Filter – any search filters.


Click ADD to add the configured LDAP server. Click Cancel to return to the previous screen without making any changes.


UNUM Platform Configuration Authentication Servers Dashboard



Users can now login into UNUM using their assigned LDAP credentials on your network.


Testing the LDAP Connection


To test the LDAP connection, click the Test icon.


The Test Server interface is launched and used by entering the Username and Password and clicking on the Test.


UNUM Platform Configuration Authentication Servers Test LDAP Server



Modifying LDAP Authentication Server Settings


To modify settings for the LDAP authentication server, click the cog icon icon and select Edit.

The edit LDAP Server interface is launched and configuration changes are made in the relevant fields.


UNUM Platform Configuration Authentication Servers Modify LDAP Server


You can edit the following information:


  • Type – Type of Authentication Service used on the domain, either LDAP, AD or both.
  • Server URL – in the format of hostname and type. Select ldap or ldaps (secure ldap).
  • Base DN – the name of the base distinguished name.
  • Manager DN (Distinguished Name) – the distinguished name (DN) used for the LDAP manager.
  • Manager Password – manager password.
  • User DN Patterns – DN patterns used for simple bind authentication.
  • User Search Filter – any search filters.


Click Update to enter the new LDAP settings. Click Cancel to return to the previous screen without making any changes.


Delete the LDAP Authentication Server


To delete the LDAP authentication server, click the cog icon icon and select Delete.

The delete LDAP server confirmation interface is launched and the deletion is completed by clicking OK. To cancel deleting the LDAP server, click Cancel.


UNUM Platform Configuration Authentication Servers Confirm Delete



Adding AD (Active Directory) Authentication to UNUM


Clicking on the Add Auth Server icon launches the user interface to configure an AD server as shown below.


UNUM Platform Configuration Authentication Servers Add Active Directory Server



The Add Auth Server function can be used to authenticate users to your Microsoft Active Directory authentication servers.


You need the following information from your network administrator:


  • Type – Type of Authentication Service used on the domain (select AD).
  • Server URL – in the format of hostname and type. Select ldap or ldaps (secure ldap).
  • Base DN – the name of the base distinguished name.
  • Domain –  the domain name.
  • User Search Filter – any search filters.


Click ADD to add the configured AD server. Click Cancel to return to the previous screen without making any changes.


UNUM Platform Configuration Authentication Servers AD Server Dashboard


Users can now login into UNUM using their assigned AD credentials on your network.


Testing the Active Directory Connection


To test the Active Directory connection, click the Test icon.


The Test Server interface is launched and used by entering the Username and Password and clicking on the Test.


UNUM Platform Configuration Authentication Servers AD Server Test



Modifying the AD Authentication Server Settings


To modify settings for the AD authentication server, click the cog icon icon and select Edit.


The edit AD server interface is launched, and configuration changes are made in the relevant fields.


UNUM Platform Configuration Authentication Servers Edit Active Directory Server Settings


You can edit the following information:


  • Type – Type of Authentication Service used on the domain (select AD).
  • Server URL – in the format of ldap (unsecured) or ldaps (secured).
  • Base DN – the name of the base distinguished name.
  • Domain –  the domain name.
  • User Search Filter – any search filters.



Click Update to enter the new LDAP settings. Click Cancel to return to the previous screen without making any changes.


Delete the AD Authentication Server

To delete the LDAP authentication server, click the cog icon icon and click Delete.

The delete AD server confirmation interface is launched and the deletion is completed by clicking OK. To cancel deleting the AD server, click Cancel.


UNUM Platform Configuration Authentication Servers Delete Active Directory Server


As shown in the image below authentication servers are listed as either LDAP or AD and are managed independently.


Authentication servers can be added to the UNUM by selecting the appropriate icon.


These servers can be tested for proper connection and authentication and edited or removed from UNUM as needed.


UNUM Authentication Servers Dashboard