By default, vOneCloud authentication uses an internal user/password system with user and group information stored in an internal database.

vOneCloud can pull users from a corporate Active Directory (or LDAP), all the needed components are enabled and just an extra configuration step is needed. As requirements, you will need an Active Directory server with support for simple user/password authentication, as well as a user with read permissions in the Active Directory user’s tree.

You will need to access the Control Panel in order to configure the Active Directory support in vOneCloud. After the configuration is done, users that exist in Active Directory can begin using vOneCloud.

Step 1. Configure Active Directory support

Click on the “Configure OpenNebula” button


In the following screen, select the “Add Active Directory” category


Fill the needed fields following the criteria described in the next table

Attribute Description
Server Name Chosen name for the authentication backend
User Active Directory user with read permissions in the user’s tree plus the domain.
Password Active Directory user password
Authentication method Active Directory server authentication method (eg simple)
Encryption simple or simple_tls
Host hostname or IP of the Domain Controller
Port port of the Domain Controller
Base Domain base hierarchy where to search for users and groups
Group group the users need to belong to. If not set any user will do
User Field Should use sAMAccountName for Active Directory. Holds the user name, if not set ‘cn’ will be used
Group Field field name for group membership, by default it is ‘member’
User Group Field user field that that is in in the group group_field, if not set ‘dn’ will be used

Click on the “Apply Settings” button when done.

Step 2. Restart vOneCloud services

For changes to take effect, you need to restart vOneCloud services and wait for OpenNebula state to be ON.


You can find more information on the integration with Active Directory in this guide.