Chapter 2: Client Access Limits and Regulation
Access limits are related to how the server handles activity received from clients. Details about each of the parameters mentioned below can be found in the RadiantOne System Administration Guide. This document is only for pointing out these parameters as key to hardening the RadiantOne service against security risks.
Changing any property mentioned in this section requires a restart of RadiantOne to take effect. If deployed in a cluster, restart on all nodes.
The maximum number of entries a search operation can return. This allows for limiting the number of entries LDAP clients can receive from a query. This parameter is configured from the Main Control Panel > Settings Tab > Limits section > Global Limits sub-section.
The period during which a search operation is expected to finish. If a search operation does not finish within this time parameter, the query is aborted. This parameter can be changed from the Main Control Panel > Settings Tab > Limits section > Global Limits sub-section.
Look Through Limit
The look through limit is the maximum number of entries you want the server to check in response to a search request. You should use this value to limit the number of entries the server looks through to find an entry. This limits the processing and time spent by the RadiantOne service to respond to potentially bogus search requests (for example, if a client sends a search filter based on an attribute that isn’t indexed). This parameter can be changed from the Main Control Panel > Settings Tab > Limits section > Global Limits sub-section.
Idle Connection Timeout
The length of time to keep a connection open without any activity from the client. This parameter can be changed from the Main Control Panel > Settings Tab > Limits section > Global Limits sub-section.
Custom limits are more fine-grained and override any Global Limits that are defined. These are defined on the Main Control Panel > Settings > Limits > Custom Limits.
After a client connects to RadiantOne, the amount of activity they can perform can be limited by configuring access regulation. The activity checking can be performed based on the user that connects to RadiantOne. Access regulation is defined from the Main Control Panel > Settings Tab > Limits section > Per User.
The “Restrictions Checking Interval” parameter indicate is the time frame in which the activity (max binds and max operations) is monitored. Once the time interval is reached, the counts are reset. For example, if Special Users Group checking is enabled, and the checking interval, max bind operations per checking interval and max operations per checking interval are set to 300, 30 and 10 respectively, during a 5 minute (300 secs) period, anyone who is a member of the special users group can bind no more than 30 times to the RadiantOne service and not perform more than 10 operations. This count resets every 5 minutes. If a user attempts to perform more than the allowed number of operations, the RadiantOne service refuses the operation, and the client must wait until the checking interval resets.
For more details on configuring access regulation per user and/or per computer, please see the RadiantOne System Administration Guide.