Overwriting LDAP authentication with NMC to use the default

In my previous post Configuring NMC to use LDAP authentication we discussed how to enable LDAP authentication for your NetWorker Management Console. In this article we discuss how to reset it back again if you ever run into an issue and can’t login. Using this procedure you can override to the internal authentication or reset it back again to the internal authentication.

You have to perform the following steps for the following platforms:

Solaris

  1. Navigate to NMC's cst directory
    # cd /opt/lgtonmc/cst
  2. Create a zero-byte file with the following name with no extension
    # touch authoverride
  3. Restart NMC gst daemons
    # /etc/init.d/gst restart

Now you should be able to login back in using the internal defined accounts used previously before attempting the “Configure Login Authentication” wizard.

Windows

  1. Navigate to NMC's cst directory
    C:\> cd C:\Program Files (x86)\EMC\Legato\Management\cst
  2. Create a zero-byte file with the following name with no extension
    C:\...\cst> copy con authoverride
    press Ctrl-Z
    1 file(s) copied.
  3. Restart NMC gst daemons
    C:\...\cst> net stop gstd /y
    C:\...\cst> net start gstd

Now you should be able to login back in using the internal defined accounts used previously before attempting the “Configure Login Authentication” wizard.