Documentation forServer & Application Monitor
Monitoring your applications and environment is a key capability of Hybrid Cloud Observability and is also available in a standalone module, Server & Application Monitor (SAM). Hybrid Cloud Observability and SAM are built on the self-hosted SolarWinds Platform.

LDAP User Experience Monitor

The LDAP User Experience Monitor is a SAM component monitor that is also available as a SAM application monitor template. You can use it to test the capabilities of a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server, and measures the time spent to perform an LDAP query.


The number of entries returned by the LDAP query.

Field descriptions


A default description of the monitor. To override the default description, add to or replace existing text. Changes are automatically saved. The variable to access this field is ${UserDescription}.

Customize descriptions to specify what will be monitored so related alerts and notifications are more meaningful later.

Enable Component

Determines if a component is enabled. Disabling a component leaves it in the application as deactivated and does not influence application availability or status, as displayed in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console.

Credential for Monitoring

Use a credential with administrator access to the LDAP server. Select a credential from the list provided or use the <Inherit credential from node> option. If the credential you need is not in the credentials list, add it in the SAM Credentials Library.

Port Number

The port used for LDAP connections. The default value is 389. For LDAP over SSL, use port 636.

Encryption Method

Specifies an encryption method for the LDAP connection. The default setting is None.

Authentication Method

Specifies the authentication method for the LDAP connection. The default setting is Simple.

Realm (user domain)

Specifies the realm to use for LDAP authentication.

LDAP Search Root

Specifies the LDAP root or suffix to use for the search.

LDAP Filter

Specifies the search parameters of the LDAP query. The default LDAP Filter value is (&(objectClass=Person)(cn=someuser)), and it searches for all entries that have objectClass=Person and cn=someuser.

Convert Value

Select the "Yes, convert returned value" option to display fields where you can select a common function or enter a custom formula. The Custom Conversion option provides basic arithmetic operators (+, -, *, /), plus built-in mathematical functions for more advanced conversions. See Convert values in data transformations for SAM component monitors.

Response Time Threshold

Set the warning or critical threshold conditions based on the response time. The response time is the time in milliseconds it takes SAM to determine that a component is not Down and to retrieve any statistical data. See Application Monitor Thresholds.

Statistic Threshold

Specify when a threshold that indicates a warning or critical level was breached. Logical operators are in the drop-down followed by a blank field where you can enter the value of this threshold. See Application Monitor Thresholds.

User Notes

Add notes for easy reference. You can access this field by using the variable, ${UserNotes}.