Log Insight has a built-in authentication method that you can use to authenticate users.

When you create new user accounts by using the built-in authentication method, you provide users with passwords that they must use to log in to Log Insight.

To avoid having users remember multiple passwords, you can enable the support for Active Directory authentication.

Verify that you are logged in to the Log Insight Web user interface as an Admin user. The URL format is https://log-insight-host, where log-insight-host is the IP address or host name of the Log Insight virtual appliance.

1

Click the configuration drop-down menu icon and select Administration.

2

Under Configuration, click Authentication.

3

Select the Enable Active Directory support check box.

4

In the Default Domain text box, type a domain name.

For example, company-name.com.

Note

You cannot list multiple domains in the default domain text box. If the default domain that you specify is trusted by other domains, Log Insight uses the default domain and the binding user to verify AD users and groups in the trusting domains .

5

Type the credentials of a binding user that belongs to the default domain.

Log Insight uses the default domain and the binding user to verify AD users and groups in the default domain, and in domains that trust the default domain.

6

Click Save.

Give permissions to AD users and groups to access the current instance of Log Insight. See Add an Active Directory User to Log Insight.