Overview

An Active Directory agent encapsulates the connection details to a single instance of Active Directory (AD), Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (ADLDS) or Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM).

Operational Considerations

Operations reliant on the Active Directory agent will not function as expected if the agent is not configured correctly. The following should be considered when configuring this agent:

  • Which Authentication types are supported or required by the target Active Directory instance.
  • Connection timeout limits of the target server.
  • Access privileges of the user connection details.

Usages

The Active Directory agent is used by the following Operations:

Configuration

In addition to the common agent configuration settings shared by all agents, the Active Directory agent requires the following by way of configuration:

Name Description
Server Hostname of the Active Directory server.
Username Username to authenticate to the server with. Not required for Anonymous authentication type.
Password Password to authenticate to the server with. Not required for Anonymous authentication type.
Authentication The authentication method for the connection.

Authentication selection values:

Type Description
Basic Performs a simple bind using the provided Username and Password.
Secure Uses NTLM or Kerberos to authenticate.
Anonymous No authentication is performed.
Custom A custom selection of potential Authentication Types.

For custom Authentication Types, please see here for further details.

Agent Active Directory

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