If you often need to access an LDAP directory, you want to centralize your LDAP server connection in the Repository tree view for easy reuse.
You can create an LDAP connection either from an accessible LDAP directory, or by saving the LDAP settings defined in a Job.
To create an LDAP connection from an accessible LDAP directory, expand the Metadata node in the Repository tree view, right-click the LDAP tree node, and select Create LDAP schema from the contextual menu to open the Create new LDAP schema wizard.
To centralize an LDAP connection and its schema you have already defined in a Job, click the icon in the Basic settings view of the relevant component, with its Property Type set to Built-In, to open the Create new LDAP schema wizard.
Unlike the DB connection wizard, the LDAP wizard gathers both LDAP server connection and schema definition in a five-step procedure.
Now you can drag and drop the file connection or any schema of it from the Repository tree view onto the design workspace as a new component or onto an existing component to reuse the metadata.
To modify an existing file connection, right-click it from the Repository tree view, and select Edit LDAP schema to open the file metadata setup wizard.
To add a new schema to an existing file connection, right-click the connection from the Repository tree view and select Retrieve Schema from the contextual menu.
To edit an existing file schema, right-click the schema from the Repository tree view and select Edit Schema from the contextual menu.