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Configuring Microsoft Active Directory authentication
Each user account set up uses an authentication provider to
facilitate user logon. By default, a pre-defined Application
authentication provider is included. Multiple authentication types are supported,
including those using the Lightweight Directory Access (LDAP) protocol. You can
use the Manage Providers dialog box to add, modify or remove an authentication
provider that uses Microsoft Active Directory.
To configure Microsoft Active Directory authentication
In the desktop System Settings module, under Actions, click
In the Manage Providers dialog box, click Add.
In the Authentication Provider Name box, type a name.
In the Authentication Type list, select Active Directory.
In the Server box, type the fully qualified distinguished name (FqDN) of the Microsoft Active Directory server, for example ad.serena.com.
In the Domain/Filter box, type the Lightweight Directory Access (LDAP) query format for the
provider, for example (objectclass=user).
Type values for the corresponding boxes (first name, last name,
email, and user name). The default values should be correct in most cases for
Microsoft Active Directory.
In the Distinguished Name box, the field can accept a username
(such as username) or a qualified domain name (such as domain\username) in
addition to a full Lightweight Directory Access (LDAP) distinguished name.
Under Connect As, enter a user name and password. This is used to
verify that the provider settings have been entered correctly. In Microsoft Active Directory, the user name can be a simple user name, a qualified domain name, or
a full distinguished name.
Click Apply. This will verify that Microsoft Active Directory is
accessible in the path specified, and that the query returns more than zero
users. There is no user validation, as this would require using actual user
If you receive a "Server does not exist" error, modify the provider
properties and try again. If no errors return, close the Manage Providers
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