How to fix LDAP authentication failure in NSE5 FortiAnalyzer ?

Modified on Thu, 03 Aug 2023 at 03:53 PM

NSE5 FortiAnalyzer 7.0, Lab02,  Exercise 1,  Authentication cannot contact the LDAP server

In the 1st section of the Lab Guide (Add an LDAP Server), the student is asked to configure LDAP:

The issue being, you do not see the DN in the LDAP Browser window.

Most probably, it's because the student needs to input the complete username "uid=fazadmin,ou=Training,dc=trainingAD,dc=training,dc=lab" in the ‘Username’ box as mentioned in the document, not just "fazadadmin" or else…

The student should fill the form with the correct credentials, such as:


Eventually, the LDAP server you have just added will show in the Remote Authentication Server window:

Note: the IP address has been masked purposely for security reasons.

If there are still issues experienced, please raise a support ticket.

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