User authentication / Identity provider

Select and configure the identity manager you use for user authentication.

Active Directory

  Option Example Description
(A)1 Server ldaps:// LDAP protocol and FQDN, or the IP address of the AD server (Domain Controller)

For LDAPS, you need a Base64-encoded CA certificate, see below.

Base DC=int,DC=sampletec-01,DC=com LDAP search base of the Active Directory domain
Group template SCG_Group_ Prefix used for the newly created AD groups

The prefix is used to authenticate users and assign devices to OUs of the Scout Server.

Only users who are members of an AD group with this configured prefix can log on to the Scout Cloud Gateway.

CA certificates   Base64-encoded CA certificate (.pem for secure LDAPS communication (LDAP over SSL)

To convert from .der to .pem, use openssl:
openssl x509 -inform der -in cert.cer -out cert.pem


OpenID Connect / Keycloak

View the configuration data for your Keycloak client in the Keycloak administration console under Installation > Format Option: Keycloak OIDC JSON

For further information on configuring Keycloak, see Configuring Keycloak.

  Option Example Description
  Keycloak realm ScoutEnterpriseCloudGateway Name of the realm you have created in the Keycloak administration console for your environment
Keycloak server auth URL Server authentication URL as specified in your Keycloak client on the Installation tab

Note: For authentication via Keycloak, only HTTPS is supported. For this you need a CA certificate.

Keycloak client ID SCG Name of your Keycloak client you have specified in Keycloak under Settings > Client ID
Keycloak client secret u14n936i-2642-43fc-o911-8n5de21a0e76 Key generated by Keycloak for your Client ID, in Keycloak under Credentials > Secret


Scout Cloud Gateway authentication

The Scout Cloud Gateway supports a token-based logon for the registration of new devices.2 You may create as many tokens as you like and give them to users to register their device.

You can have a token created automatically or create it manually.

1 Select Identity provider Scout Cloud Gateway.
2 Enter a new token (option A)

A token must have a minimum of 16 and a maximum of 50 characters. Allowed characters:

  • alphanumeric characters (a-z, A-Z, 0-9)

  • special characters (!?#%&()<=>@^~*+,./:;_-)

3 Generate a new token (option B)3
4 ID for the OU in which the user's device is to be registered during on-boarding
5 Delete token / entry
6 Create a new entry


User/password authentication

Up to eLux RP 6.10, the definition of SCG users with password was provided. For compatibility reasons, this method is still supported.