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Created by Guest
Created on Sep 22, 2015

Authenticate HMC access against membership in LDAP group

Currently authenticating against LDAP requires each allowed user to be defined on each HMC and requires manual maintenance. Allowing access to be granted based on membership in an authorized LDAP group would allow security to be managed automatically using centralized enterprise tools.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Dec 26, 2018

    Please see comments in previous sequence. If the functions mentioned in the previous note doesn't solve the requirement, please re-open with more details on the requested enhancements to the existing LDAP auto manage function.

  • Guest
    Dec 22, 2017


    HMC already does support LDAP groups. You can use the chhmcldap command to configure the groups to provide access and also enable automanage so that you don't have to create the user in each & every HMC.

    Please refer to the chhmcldap command man page for automanage and hmcgroups options ( Also, please refer to for Blog and files on LDAP related config.

    Please let us know if this addresses your problem or if the requirement is different than the ldap groups.


  • Guest
    Oct 20, 2016

    What is the status of this request? Intent is to be able to use z/OS LDAP (RACF or Top Secret) as the backend store for the security.

  • Guest
    Dec 10, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - Power Hardware Management Console
    Component - Product functionality
    Operating system - Other
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM AIX
    Component - Product functionality
    Operating system - IBM AIX
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Sep 23, 2015

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #77305 in product IBM AIX.