Microsoft Active Directory

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Microsoft Active Directory


You can use the Microsoft Active Directory connector from the CData Sync application to capture data from Microsoft Active Directory and move it to any supported destination. To do so, you need to add the connector, authenticate to the connector, and complete your connection.

Establish a Connection

To allow Sync to use data from Microsoft Active Directory, you first must establish a connection to Microsoft Active Directory. Follow these steps to connect Microsoft Active Directory to your Sync account:

  1. Open the Connections page of the Sync dashboard.

  2. Click Add Connection to open the Select Connectors page.

  3. Click the Sources tab and locate the Microsoft Active Directory row.

  4. Click the Configure Connection icon at the end of that row. If you do not see the Configure Connection icon, you need to add the connector according to the instructions in Connections.

  5. Enter connection settings on the Settings tab:

    • Connection Name - Enter a connection name of your choice.

    • Server - Enter the IP address of the server that hosts Microsoft Active Directory.

    • Port - Enter the port number for the Microsoft Active Director server. The default port value is 389.

    • User - Enter the username that you use to authenticate to Microsoft Active Directory.

    • Password - Enter the password that you use to authenticate to Microsoft Active Directory.

    • Base DN - Enter the base distinguished name (DSN) in Microsoft Active Directory.

    • Use SSL - Select whether you want to enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). The default value is False.

  6. Click Create & Test to create the connection.

  7. Define advanced connection settings on the Advanced tab. (In most cases, though, you should not need these settings.)

More Information

For more information about interactions between CData Sync and Microsoft Active Directory, see Microsoft Active Directory Connector for CData Sync.