Install the certificate to support LDAPS

When you set up LDAP, you specified whether or not to use SSL for LDAP (LDAPS). If using SSL, you must install the LDAP SSL certificate. Before you can add the SSL certificate, you must Configure LDAP for Active Directory.

You must have the SSL certificate before you start. For more information on obtaining an SSL certificate, see Configure SSL (secure socket layers).

As of the current ThoughtSpot software version:

  1. You must configure only one SSL certificate in ThoughtSpot for Active Directory.
  2. The Common Name (CN) in the SSL certificate must match the one provided to tscli ldap configure earlier.
  3. Only the top-level SSL certificate is necessary. The root or any intermediate certificates are not required.

To add the SSL certificate for LDAP:

  1. Follow the instructions from your certifying authority to obtain the certificate. This is usually sent via email or available by download.
  2. Copy the certificate to ThoughtSpot:

     $ scp <certificate> [email protected]<IP_address>:<path>
    
  3. Log in to the Linux shell using SSH.
  4. Change directories to where you copied the certificate:

     $ cd <path>
    
  5. Run the command to configure SSL for LDAP, designating an alias for this certificate using the <name> parameter:

     $ tscli ldap add-cert <name> <certificate>