Unable to assign roles to groups in active directory using elasticsearch

I have Finance group in my active directory and I want to assign roles to the Finance group so that all users present in the Finance group are assigned same role.
Below is my role_mapping.yml configuration

  • "OU=finance,OU=Elastic_Users,DC=ELASTIC,DC=Testing,DC=COM"


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Assuming that your config is actually

  - "OU=finance,OU=Elastic_Users,DC=ELASTIC,DC=Testing,DC=COM"

the problem seems to be that you are trying to use an Organizational Unit (OU) for the role mapping, but you should be using a Group DN.

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Thanks for your reply,
I want to assign roles to Finance OU so that all users present under finance gets the same role.

Below is my elastic log

I am getting unauthorised user error.
Please help i have no idea about assigning roles to groups or OU.

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Please help i have no idea about assigning roles to groups or OU.

You can start by reading our documentation for role mapping: https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/6.7/security-api-put-role-mapping.html and https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elastic-stack-overview/6.7/mapping-roles.html

It is really hard to explain the difference between LDAP group and organizational unit without going in too much detail here and slightly out of scope for these forums but there are enough sources available such as ldapwiki.com maybe some AD specific sources: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2003/cc758565(v=ws.10) and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2003/cc739393(v%3Dws.10)

When you try to configure a role mapping based on an the group membership in AD, you need to specify the DN of the group as the value. What you have currently specified, is an Organizational Unit which is not the same thing.

Hope this helps

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Thank You so much for your help . I was trying to assign roles to OU in the active directory which was a wrong approach . We can assign roles to groups or users in active directory . i.e CN

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