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Unable to change vSphere Integrated Containers Registry Instance Authentication from Local Database to LDAP after Populating the database with users and projects (2150365)

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Symptoms

Option to Toggle from local user management that uses a database to LDAP authentication is grayed out.


Cause

LDAP Authentication is disabled due to database being populated with user's and projects 

Resolution

The article will identify the supported procedure to Configure Registry with LDAP. If LDAP Authentication is required this option must be enabled when first logging into a new registry instance before any projects or users are created. If the Database is already populated with projects and users, a redeploy of the vSphere Integrated Containers Registry Instance is required. Once the redeploy has occurred follow the outlined procedure.

Note: Redeploying the vSphere Integrated Containers Registry Instance will result in data loss

Procedure for LDAP and Project Creation:

1. Log in as admin user to the vSphere Integrated Containers Registry interface at https://vic_appliance_address:443.

If you configured the vSphere Integrated Containers appliance to use a different port for vSphere Integrated Containers Registry, replace 443 with the appropriate port.

2. Expand Administration on the left, select Configuration > Authentication, and set the Auth. Mode.

  >To use local user management, leave Auth. Mode set to Database.
  >To implement LDAP or Active Directory authentication, select LDAP.

3. If you selected LDAP authentication, fill in the details of your LDAP or Active Directory service, click Test LDAP Server, and click Save if the test is successful.

4. Use the Project Creation drop-down menu to set which users can create projects.

 > Select Everyone to allow all users to create projects
 > Select Admin Only to allow only users with the Administrator role to create projects

5. Click Save to save the authentication settings.



Additional Information

VIC 1.1
https://vmware.github.io/vic-product/assets/files/html/1.1/vic_dev_ops/configure_registry.html

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