Adding an Active Directory

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. On the SERVICES menu, under the Authentication submenu, click Directories.
  2. Click Add new directory and from the Tenants list, select the tenants to use this directory service.
  3. From the Type list, select the "Active Directory" option and enter the full DNS Domain name. Other trusted domains are allowed access automatically.
  4. Enter the Username and Password of the user account and reenter the password to Confirm it.
  5. To change caching behavior, click Advanced options »:
    1. Accept the default of 10 minutes for the Cache timeout (minutes) or specify the length of time the Smoothwall keeps a record of directory-authenticated users in its cache.
    2. To permanently cache group membership information from Kerberos tickets, select the Cache Kerberos PAC groups option.
  6. Enter a descriptive Comment and click Add.

Follow-up task

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About Microsoft Active Directory

Things you can do here

Mapping directory groups to local Smoothwall Filter and Firewall groups

Page reference details

Add new / Edit directory

Reviewing Active Directory (legacy method) settings

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Authentication with Active Directory

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