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LDAP User Experience Monitor

This component monitor tests the capabilities of a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server, and measures the time it takes to perform an LDAP query.


The number of entries returned by the LDAP query.

Field Descriptions


This field provides a default description of the monitor. You have the ability to override the default description by adding to or replacing the text, which is automatically saved. The variable to access this field is ${UserDescription}.

Enable Component

Determines whether the component is enabled. Disabling the component leaves it in the application in a deactivated state not influencing either SolarWinds SAM application availability or status.

Credential for Monitoring

Select a credential that has administrator access to the LDAP server. If the credential you need is not already present in the credentials list, use the Quick Credentials section to add a new credential.

Port Number

The port used for LDAP connections. The default value is 389. For LDAP over SSL, use port 636.

Encryption Method

Specifies an encryption method for the LDAP connection. The default setting is None.

Authentication Method

Specifies the authentication method for the LDAP connection. The default setting is Simple.

Realm (user domain)

Specifies the realm to use for LDAP authentication.

LDAP Search Root

Specifies the LDAP root or suffix to use for the search.

LDAP Filter

Specifies the search parameters of the LDAP query. The default LDAP Filter value is (&(objectClass=Person)(cn=someuser)), and it searches for all entries that have objectClass=Person and cn=someuser.

Convert Value

Checking the Convert Value check box opens the Formula box. From here, you have the ability to manipulate the returned value with a variety of mathematical possibilities. You can choose common functions from the drop down lists to manipulate the returned value, or you can select the Custom Conversion option. See setting Conversion value for more information.

Response Time Threshold

This field allows you to set the warning or critical threshold conditions based on the response time. The response time is the time in milliseconds it takes SolarWinds SAM to determine that a component is not Down and to retrieve any statistical data. See setting Application Monitor Thresholds for more information.

Statistic Threshold

This field allows you to specify when a threshold that indicates a warning or critical level has been breached. Logical operators are in the drop down followed by a blank field for you to enter the value of this threshold. See setting Application Monitor Thresholds for more information.

User Notes

This field allows you to add notes for easy reference. You can access this field by using the variable, ${UserNotes}.