Chef server LDAP and Internal Users


I have installed and tested a chef server on my internal infrastructure. When I add the LDAP configuration I can no longer connect to the server using the local user created during the chef server setup BUT can link this to an LDAP user, so not all is lost.
I am wondering if there is a way to use both internal and external users with chef without having to link an internal user to an LDAP account. EG: I want the master admin account to always be an internal/Local chef user and for the consumers/users to be LDAP enabled.
We are using chef server 12.10.0.