LifeCycle Manager (LCM) authenticates against user data stored in a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server. Only users who belong to the users or administrators group in the LDAP server will have access to use the LCM Client tool. When you install LCM, you supply information that allows it to communicate with an LDAP that contains the necessary groups and users.
The LifeCycle Manager installation provides two LDAP options. Review the following topics carefully to determine which option best meets your needs.
Manual Configuration with an existing LDAP
Installing a Pre-configured AD LDS instance