Scenario: Adding a Microsoft Active Directory authentication directory service

This scenario describes how to add a Microsoft Active Directory authentication directory service and add a group from that directory service.

You must have the following prerequisites in place:

  • Minimum required privileges: Infrastructure administrator.

  • The authentication directory service must be configured.

  • You must obtain an X509 certificate from the directory service provider. This certificate ensures the integrity of communication between the appliance and the directory service.

Process

Resource

Task

Description

Authentication directory
  1. Add the authentication directory and its server.

  2. Add the server for the authentication directory.

  3. Validate the configuration service.

  4. Log in to the directory server.

  • For Directory, enter the name of the Microsoft Active Directory service.

  • For Directory type, select Active Directory.

  • See About directory service authentication for considerations for configuring a Microsoft Active Directory directory service.

Users and groups
  1. Add a group and assign roles.

  • You can enter the group name or select it from a list of available groups configured in the authentication directory service.

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