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Controlling LDAP Nested groups configuration in Identity Awareness
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Prior to R75.40, LDAP nested groups were not supported. LDAP users were matched to LDAP groups that they explicitly belonged to. For example:

User John belongs to group Org_IT and the group Org_IT belongs to the group Org_ALL.
John's implicit membership in Org_ALL will be disregarded by the Identity Server.

Starting in R75.40, there is a full support for LDAP nested groups.

  • In R75.40, the feature is disabled by default.

  • Starting from R76 the feature is enabled by default.


Once enabled, the default depth is 20. This feature can be manipulated using this CLI command:

[Expert@GW_HostName]# pdp nested_groups

Available options:

  • enable - Enables the nested groups feature.
  • disable - Disables the nested groups feature.
  • depth - Sets a new depth. Minimum is 1 and maximum is 40.
  • status - Display the current status of nested groups, enabled/disabled + the current depth.
  • show - Displays a list of users for groups that were not fetched due to depth settings.
    For example, if the depth is set to 3 and a user belongs to 5 groups (nested), group information will be retrieved only until depth 3. Other groups will be disregarded
  • clear - Clears the list of users belonging to groups that were not fetched due to depth settings. For example, if the depth is set to 3 and a user belongs to 5 groups (nested), the list of users in group 4 and 5 will be cleared.
Applies To:
  • merged with sk34469

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