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secure LDAP in Azure

I know how LDAP works with AD, but I am wondering how Azure Active Domain Directory Services works.

We have setup AADDS already, this was done before I joined the team. Our AAD is separated from our AD on prem. We were asked to setup secure LDAP on Linux server. I am not sure what needs to be done. I have joined the Linux server on the domain and users in AAD can access the server already. Does this mean that it is using the LDAP already? With AD, we use a LDAP binding account to verify credentials. How is this done with AADDS? How do you find LDAP host name, port and etc.?

I just started learning Azure, please bear with me if what I say does not make sense.

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Hello @KeiMoon-3644,

Thanks for reaching out.

Yes, Linux servers are using the LDAP already in above scenario, I hope you had followed similar instructions to join Linux servers with AADDS.

Azure ADDS LDAP functionality is similar to traditional AD DS (Active Directory Domain Service ), as long as Azure VMs are part of same VNet where AADDS is provisioned then you can establish LDAP binding with appropriate valid credentials.

If you would like to prefer VMs to communicate with your Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS) managed domain over secure LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol), then refer this article as this walk you through detailed steps for configuring Secure LDAP with AADDS.

Hope this helps.
Feel free to reach out to me, if you have any additional queries, I would be happy to help you out.


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I am required to use secure LDAP. Since we are using AADDS with the default DNS at the moment, if I configure secure LDAP with a custom domain name now, is there going to be any change to the current end-user experience?

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Configuring secure LDAP is just adding additional feature with existing AADDS setup and there going to no changes to the current end-user experience unless you delete and re-create ADDDS with new domain name and then configure secure LDAP.

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