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Last update: 2021-10-15

Active Directory server

Using Microsoft Active Directory, you can register the firewall as a Windows domain and create an object for it on the primary domain controller.

The firewall can then query user and resource information on the Windows domain network.

Tip

You can import Active Directory user groups through the import group wizard. Go to Authentication > Servers and click Import Import button for the Active Directory server. If a user is a member of more than one group, the policies of the first matching group will apply.

Note

When users sign in for the first time, they are added to these groups under these conditions:

Default group: When they are members of a group that hasn’t yet been imported.

Open group: When they are part of an OU (organization unit) but aren’t part of a directory group.

General settings

Server IP/domain: Server IP address or domain.

Port: Server port.

NetBIOS domain: NetBIOS domain for the server.

ADS username: Username for the admin user of the server.

Password: Password for the admin user of the server.

Connection security: Connection security for the server.

Note

Using encryption is recommended.

  • Simple Send user credentials as unencrypted plain text.
  • SSL/TLS Use Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security to encrypt the connection.
  • STARTTLS Upgrade a non-encrypted connection by wrapping it with SSL/TLS after or during the connection process. Uses the default port.

Validate server certificate: When using a secured connection, validates the certificate on the external server.

Display name attribute: Name for the server, which is displayed to the user as the server user name. Email address attribute: Alias for the configured email address, which is displayed to the user.

Domain name: Domain name for which the query is to be added.

Search queries: Queries to execute on the server.

Click Add and create an LDAP query. Refer to LDAP Query Basics and LDAP Query Examples for more information.

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