Define Active Directory authentication

Before creating a new database, you can define all settings that are necessary to access an Active Directory. In this step, you define server name and user credentials.

We recommend that you provide the Active Directory credentials at this stage so that the base structure of the Active Directory can be imported automatically. This import includes all containers that are synchronized with the SafeGuard Enterprise database including organizational units and groups. No computers or users are imported with this initial directory import, but all keys are created and assigned to the corresponding containers. After the import, the administrator can assign policies to different containers without executing a complete AD synchronization. Computers and users will receive their policies as soon as they are registered at the SGN server.

If you do not yet have your credentials, you may skip this step and you can manually configure your Active Directory import later.
Note: For large enterprises with complex AD structures as well as for the handling of removed, changed, or moved objects, you need to use the LDAP Authentication wizard, see Importing an Active Directory structure.
  1. On the Directory Authentication page, enter the server name or IP address.
  2. We recommend using SSL for securing the connection between the SafeGuard Enterprise Server and endpoints.
  3. Define your user credentials.
  4. Click Next.
After the SafeGuard Enterprise database has been created and the Initial Configuration wizard is complete, the base structure of the defined directory is imported to the database. All necessary keys are created and assigned to the corresponding containers.