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Active Directory Integration

There are two ways to set-up Active Directory.

The ‘Use Server’ option allows you to connect to your Active Directory souce without installing Agent on that machine. The steps to set up are as follows:

1. Navigate to an Organization’s Settings, then click Authentication.

2. Select the ‘Use Server’ option from the machine drop-down.

3. In the "Host" box, enter the internal IP address of the Active Directory server machine if it is on the same network as the NextDrive Server. If the Active Directory server machine is outside of your network, enter the publicly resolvable host name or IP address.

4. In the "Domain" box enter the Active Directory’s FQDN.

5. Enter the Administrator login credentials for Active Directory.
*NOTE: You may need to use the designated administrator e-mail adress (user@domain.com) in the user field.

6. Select "Import users from an authentication source" radio button.

7. Select the authentication information you just entered in “Choose an Authentication Source” section.

8. Select Active Directory from the “Organizational Units” section.

9. Import OU’s or accounts to be added to NextDrive.

 

If you only want to import AD accounts to one NextDrive Organization then you can follow these steps:

1. Install an NextDrive agent onto the machine with Active Directory and register with a user within the Organization you want to import users from.

2. Log into NextDrive Server Management.

3. Navigate to an organization’s Settings, then click Authentication.

4. Select “Configure a New Authentication Source.”

5. In the “Agent Machine” drop-down menu, select the machine with Active Directory.

6. In the “Host” box enter the Active Directory Server’s full computer name.domain.

7. In the “Domain” box enter the Active Directory’s FQDN (Ex. nextdrivesync.com)

8. Enter the Administrator login credentials for Active Directory.

*NOTE: You may need to use the designated adminstrator e-mail address (user@domain.com) in the user field.

9. Select “Import users from an authentication source” radio button.

10. Select the authentication information you just entered in “Choose an Authentication Source” section.

11. Select Active Directory from the “Organizational Units” section.

12. Import OU’s or accounts to be added to NextDrive.

  • A user can log onto the web portal using the e-mail they have attached to their AD account
  • Alternatively they can enter the domain name before their user name (Ex. NextDrive\test1)
  • When registering an agent to the domain first check the “Domain” box. The domain can be enter in the following combinations
      • sv
      • sv.us
      • sv.us.company
      • sv.us.company.com