Zadara VPSA Storage Array introduced a support of JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service for managing SMB user authentication of a NAS share.
This article will cover the required steps for configuring JumpCloud as the authentication principal for SMB volumes access.
- VPSA running version 19.08 or later with Public IP assigned.
- JumpCloud account.
Preparing your JumpCloud account
In order to allow the VPSA to connect to a JumpCloud directory, we will need to:
- Enable SAMBA authentication for the JumpCloud directory
- Create a SAMBA service (and directory bind) user
- Create a Group of Users with SAMBA Authentication permissions
(1) Enable SAMBA authentication for the JumpCloud directory
- In JumpCloud directory console, navigate to the "Directories/LDAP" section in the navigation menu and select your JumpCloud LDAP directory.
- Under the "Details" tab, check the "Configure Samba Authentication" option.
- Select a "SAMBA SERVICE ACCOUNT" using the drop down menu (in case you do not have a user qualifies to be a service account proceed with the next step to configure one).
(2) Create a SAMBA service (and directory bind) user
- In case you have no user configured as SAMBA service account, navigate to the "Users" section with JumpCloud's management console, and select the designated service account.
- Under the "User Security Settings and Permissions", Check the "Enable as LDAP Bind DN" option
- A Unix UID/GID should be configured per your users ID Management policies.
- Save the user attributes and navigate back the the directory properties and set this user as "SAMBA SERVICE ACCOUNT" as described in the previous step.
(3) Create a Group of Users with SAMBA Authentication permissions
- In JumpCloud directory console, navigate to the "Groups" section, and select the group of users you'd like to grant with permissions to access SMB Volumes from your VPSA.
- Under the "Details" tab, check the "Enable Samba Authentication" option.
Configure the VPSA to use JumpCloud directory
- From the VPSA Management Interface, navigate to "NAS Access Control" - > "LDAP" section.
- Click on the "Join" button.
- Fill the information to match to your directory configuration, with the following attributes:
Interface - the VPSA network interface that will be used for LDAP connectivity (unless internet connectivity can be gain from the VPSA Frontend network, Public IP configuration will be required - a request for Public IP allocation should be submitted via Zadara's Provisioning Portal).
LDAP Server - for JumpCloud - "ldap://ldap.jumpcloud.com"
LDAP Workgroup - as configured in JumpCloud's management console
LDAP Search base DN - JumpCloud's directory DN.
LDAP Bind Username/password - as configured in the "Preparing your JumpCloud account" section of this guide.
- Click the "Submit" button.
Upon successful bind, you may proceed with attaching your NAS Volumes to your hosts and try to access these shares using your JumpCloud managed credentials.
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