Managing Security

This feature is available only in the Enterprise version of SnappyData.

In the current release, SnappyData only supports LDAP authentication which allows users to authenticate against an existing LDAP directory service in your organization. LDAP (lightweight directory access protocol) provides an open directory access protocol that runs over TCP/IP.
This feature provides a secure way for users to use their existing login credentials (usernames and passwords) to access the cluster and data.

SnappyData uses mutual authentication between the SnappyData locator and subsequent SnappyData members that boot and join the distributed system.


  • Currently, only LDAP based authentication and authorization is supported

  • The user launching the cluster becomes the admin user of the cluster.

  • All members of the cluster (leads, locators, and servers) must be started by the same user

Refer to User Names for Authentication, Authorization, and Membership for more information on how user names are treated by each system.