Three-in-one benefits of LDAP integration


LDAP Groups is a new feature soon coming to ElasticBox. It helps sync LDAP groups in your organization with ElasticBox workspaces. A team of users in your org can now sign in with their org credentials and right away start working in a team assigned workspace in ElasticBox.

Consider how useful that is for your developers, operations engineers, or IT admins to access the same deployment assets and do their part in automating with necessary access levels.

You already have LDAP single sign-on support in ElasticBox today. Coupled with LDAP groups, you get advanced LDAP integration. You will be able to sync with groups of any Active Directory or OpenLDAP implementation in ElasticBox. Through the ElasticBox web or API interface, you can directly add LDAP groups as members of a workspace instead of searching and adding them one by one.

If using the ElasticBox Enterprise Edition with administrator access, you’ll find LDAP groups in the admin console. Once you sync with LDAP groups there, any user in your ElasticBox organization can edit their team workspace and search or add the LDAP groups or a specific member of the group.

What happens when LDAP groups change?

You don’t need to worry. Such updates reflect seamlessly in ElasticBox when you sync in the admin console or when we sync automatically every 24 hours.

  • If a user is deleted in LDAP, they would not be able to sign-in to ElasticBox.
  • If a user is removed or moved out of an LDAP group, they would no longer have access to the corresponding workspaces where they were a member.

ElasticBox detects group member changes when a user from that LDAP group logs in. Any general changes to the groups get updated every 24 hours or manually when you sync.

It’s easy to see the benefits you get from integrating LDAP in ElasticBox:

  • Reduced setup friction
  • Simplified on-boarding
  • Controlled access to deployment assets

The most significant benefit is the kind of ready collaboration between developers, operations teams, and IT folks. LDAP integration helps them work together to automate, deploy, and manage cloud applications. For setup help, see the docs or contact us. For more information or feedback, reach out to me at

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