Setup the LDAP Server for Rational Team Concert 3.0

Setting up the connection between a Jazz Team Server and an LDAP server was always difficult for lots of RTC users. 

Most of the time the problem came from:

  1. Unknowing the parameters to use to access the LDAP server,
  2. Having to edit several Application Server files which implied typo or misunderstanding errors.

Long time ago,  I wrote a Wiki page on to try to share my “newbie” understanding and put in one unique page all the information you need to know for such setup.

Even if this wiki page was regularly consulted, based on the question I received, it was clear that the setup on the LDAP server was still a tough and frustrating task.

The last release of Rational Team Concert (3.0) provides a great wizard which should help us improving our experience with such setup.

Obviously, we still need to know all the correct parameters to access the LDAP server, but at least now:

  • the Jazz Team Server tests the LDAP connection to validate the provided parameters, and
  • generates all the Application Server setup files required to make it work…

I built this short video (without sound) detailing all the steps to go through to set up an LDAP server connection in RTC 3.0 to share with you this neat improvement.

I really hope it will help…

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