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How to use JXplorer to update the LDAP string for an identity source for vRA 6.0.x, 6.1.x (2077170)

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LDAP strings are not editable in vRealize Automation (formerly known as vCloud Automation Center)6.0/6.0.1 once you have created the Identity Store.
This article describes how to use JXplorer to update the string and how to add a global catalog port to the address to increase the speed of LDAP searches.

Note: This edit is not required for vRealize Automation 6.2.x versions as you are able to modify the LDAP string directly from Tenants.


To update the LDAP string for an identity source for vRA using JXplorer:
  1. Before you make any changes to the Identity or SSO server, backup the virtual machine and the associated database.
  2. Install JXplorer from this link:
  3. After you have installed JXplorer, you need to configure your connection to the vRealize Automation Identity Server, or vCenter Server SSO.

To configure the connection:

  1. Open a new connection.
  2. For host, enter the FQDN of your vRealize Automation Identity or SSO Server.
    • The protocol is LDAP v3.
    • Base DN will be dc=vsphere,dc=local.
    • The Security Level will be User + Password.
    • The Security User DN will be  cn=administrator,cn=users,dc=vsphere,dc=local.
    • The Security Password will be your administrator password for the Identity or SSO sever.
Connect to the Identity or SSO server and expand/navigate to these locations in the tree:
  • local
  • vsphere
  • Services
  • IdentityManager
  • Tenants
  • (The Domain you want to change or update)
  • Identity Providers
  • Select the domain
To make the changes to the LDAP string:
  1. Change from the HTML view tab to the Table Editor tab.
  2. Edit the vmwSTSConnectionStrings to make the changes. For example, you can change ldap:// to ldap://
  3. Click Submit.
  4. Refresh the tree or domain on which you are to confirm that the change has taken effect.
Note: There is no need to restart any vRealize Automation Servers to allow this change to take effect.

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