LDAP Rotated Secret

You can create a Rotated Secret for an LDAP user. Before you get started, ensure creating an LDAP Target that includes the LDAP server information, as well as credentials for a privileged user authorized to rotate credentials.

When a client requests a Rotated Secret value, the Akeyless Vault Platform connects to the LDAP server through your Gateway to rotate the user password on your target server.

Create a Rotated LDAP Secret from the CLI

To create a Rotated LDAP Secret using the Akeyless CLI, run the following command:

akeyless create-rotated-secret --name <secret name> \
--gateway-url 'https:\\<Your-Akeyless-GW-URL:8000>' \
--target-name <LDAP target name to associate> \
--authentication-credentials <use-target-creds> \
--rotator-type <ldap> \
--rotated-username <username> \
--rotated-password <password> \
--user-dn <Base DN to perform user search> \ 
--auto-rotate <true|false> \
--rotation-interval <1-365> \
--rotation-hour <hour in UTC>

Where:

  • name: A unique name of the Rotated Secret. The name can include the path to the virtual folder where you want to create the new Rotated Secret, using slash / separators. If the folder does not exist, it will be created together with the Rotated Secret.

  • gateway-url: Akeyless Gateway URL.

  • target-name: The name of the LDAP Target with which the Rotated Secret should be associated.

  • authentication-credentials: Determines how to connect to the target server.

    • target-rotator-creds - Use the credentials defined on the LDAP Target item. For LDAP targets, this is the only available option.
  • rotator-type: The type of credentials to be rotated. For LDAP Target, choose:

    • ldap - to rotate the password for the user specified in the LDAP Target.
  • rotated-username: The LDAP user whose password should be rotated.

  • rotated-password: The password to rotate.

  • auto-rotate: Enable auto-rotation if you need to update the password regularly. If this value is set to true, specify the rotation-interval in days, and optionally also the rotation-hour.

You can find the complete list of parameters for this command in the CLI Reference - Rotated Secrets section.

Create a Rotated LDAP Secret in the Akeyless Console

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Tip

To start working with Rotated Secrets from the Akeyless Console, you need to configure the Gateway URL thus enabling communication between the Akeyless SaaS and the Akeyless Gateway.

To create Rotated Secrets directly from the Akeyless Gateway, you can use the Gateway Configuration Manager.

  1. Log in to the Akeyless Console, and go to Secrets & Keys > New > Rotated Secret.

  2. Define a Name of the Rotated Secret, and specify the Location as a path to the virtual folder where you want to create the new Rotated Secret, using slash / separators. If the folder does not exist, it will be created together with the Rotated Secret.

  3. Define the remaining settings as follows:

  • Delete Protection: When enabled, protects the Rotated Secret from accidental deletion.

  • Target: Defines the name of the LDAP Target to be associated with the Rotated Secret.

  • Authenticate with the following credentials: Determines how to connect to the target server:

    • Target credentials: Use the credentials defined inside the LDAP Target item. For LDAP targets, this is the only available option.
  • Rotator type: Determines the rotator type:

    • LDAP: Rotates the password defined inside the [LDAP Target](doc:ldap-target item.
  • Username: Defines the LDAP username which password should be rotated.

  • Password: Defines the password to rotate.

  • User Base DN: Defines LDAP Base DN settings.

  • LDAP User Attribute: Defines the LDAP user attribute. The default value is cn.

  • Gateway: Select the Gateway through which the secret will be rotated.

  • Protection Key: To enable Zero-Knowledge, select a key with a Customer Fragment. For more information about Zero-Knowledge, see Implement Zero Knowledge.

  • Auto rotate: Determines if automatic rotation is enabled.

  • Rotation interval (in days): Defines the number of days (1-365) to wait between automatic password rotations when Auto Rotate is enabled.

  • Rotation hour (local time zone): Defines the time when the password should be rotated if Auto Rotate is enabled.

  1. Click Finish.

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