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Register your Active Directory

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Overview

If you want to use Active Directory (AD) to manage your inSync users, you must first register that AD. inSync Master requires read-only access to your AD so that it can fetch the user details that it requires from your AD. You can register either of the following: 

  • The global catalog server of your AD. Registering a global catalog server is advantageous for organizations that have geographically-distributed offices. This allows you to import users from different domains to the same profile. 
  • The domain controller of your AD. Registering a domain controller is advantageous for smaller organizations that have only one office.

Before you begin

Before you begin, ensure that you have the following information about your AD:

  • The host name of the server where the Global Catalog server or the domain controller of the AD is available.
  • The user name and password to access the AD. Only read access to your AD is required.  
  • The port number to access the AD.

Register your Active Directory

To register your AD with inSync Master

  1. On the inSync Master Management Console menu bar, click > Settings.
  2. Click the AD Accounts tab.
  3. Click Register AD Account. The Register AD Account window appears.
  4. Provide the appropriate information for each field: 
    Field  Description
    Host Type the host name of the server where the global catalog or the domain controller is available.
    Port

    Type the port number required to access your AD.  

    If you are registering the AD by using its domain controller details, you must use 636 as the port number for a secure connection or 389 as the port number for a non-secure connection.

    If you are registering the AD by using Global Catalog server details, you must use 3289 as the port number for a secure connection or 3268 as the port number for a non-secure connection.

    Username Type the user name to access your AD. Only read access to your AD is required.  
    Password Type the password required to access your AD.
    Use secure connection If you want to access your AD through an HTTPS connection, select this check box.
  5. Click Ok.
    The AD is registered with inSync Master.

Update the registration information for your Active Directory

To update the registration information for your AD

  1. On the inSync Master Management Console menu bar, click > Settings.
  2. Click the AD Accounts tab.
  3. In the Registered AD Accounts area, click the AD for which you want to update the registration information, and then click Edit. The Edit AD Account window appears.
  4. Update the AD information as required.
  5. Click Ok.

Remove your Active Directory registration from inSync

When you no longer want to use your Active Directory with inSync, you can remove your Active Directory registration from inSync.

To remove your Active Directory registration from inSync

  1. On the inSync Master Management Console menu bar, click > Settings.
  2. Click the AD Accounts tab.
  3. In the Registered AD Accounts area, click the AD that you want to remove, and then click Delete.
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