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The Secure LDAP service provides a simple and secure way to connect your LDAP-based applications and services to Cloud Identity or Google Workspace.
Using Secure LDAP, you can use Cloud Directory as a cloud-based LDAP server for authentication, authorization, and directory lookups. The LDAP-based apps (for example, Atlassian Jira) and IT infrastructure (for example, VPN servers) that you connect to the Secure LDAP service can be on-premise or in infrastructure-as-a-service platforms such as Google Compute Engine, AWS, or Azure.
You can use Secure LDAP to reduce the traditional directory server footprint—where your applications are pointed to several directory servers—by pointing your apps only to Secure LDAP.
For an introduction on how to manage access to LDAP-based apps and infrastructure in Google Workspace, check out the following video:
Get started with the Secure LDAP service
Set up and manage the Secure LDAP service from the Google Admin console. You’ll first need to add LDAP clients to the service (for example, OpenVPN, Atlassian Jira, or FreeRadius), configure access permissions for each client, and connect the clients to the Secure LDAP service. Later, you can return to the Google Admin console to manage the service—for example, to add or delete clients, or to make changes to the settings.
Note: Using Secure LDAP for WiFi authentication might cause you to exceed daily quotas on SLDAP queries if you have many users or irregular Internet connectivity. For more information on quota limits, see Secure LDAP service: Error code descriptions.
To get started:
- View our demo video: How to manage access to LDAP-based apps and infrastructure in Google Workspace.
- See our detailed instructions in the help center: 1. Add LDAP clients.