Configuring Active Directory Connection Settings

Specify the connection settings to allow Control Manager to synchronize endpoint and user information from Active Directory servers.

Note:

Control Manager supports synchronization with multiple Active Directory forests. Adding an Active Directory domain automatically synchronizes all domains from the same forest.

For more information about forest trusts, contact your Active Directory administrator.

  1. Go to Administration > Settings > Active Directory and Compliance Settings.
  2. Click the Active Directory Settings tab.
  3. Select Enable Active Directory synchronization and authentication.
  4. Configure the connection settings to access an Active Directory server.

    Field

    Description

    Server address

    Type the FQDN or IP address (IPv4 or IPv6) of the Active Directory server.

    User name

    Type the domain name and user name required to access the Active Directory server.

    Example format, domain\user_name

    Password

    Type the password required to access the Active Directory server.

    Note:
    • To add another Active Directory server, click the add icon ().

    • To delete an Active Directory server, click the delete icon ().

  5. From the Synchronize every drop-down list, select how often Control Manager synchronizes data with Active Directory servers.
    Note:

    Active Directory synchronization times vary based on the size and complexity of the Active Directory database. You may need to wait for more than an hour before synchronization completes.

  6. (Optional) Click Test Connection to test the server connection.
    Note:

    Testing the connection does not save the Active Directory server settings.

    The Active Directory server connection status icon ( or ) appears in front of the server address.

  7. Click Save.

    After configuring and saving Active Directory server connection settings, you can perform the following tasks:

    • Click Synchronize Now to manually synchronize data with Active Directory servers.

      The Active Directory server connection status icon ( or ) appears in front of the server address.

    • Click Clear Data to manually clear data for removed Active Directory servers from the Control Manager database.

      Note:

      Clicking Clear Data triggers a scheduled task, which runs every 2 minutes, to purge all data from removed Active Directory servers.