Configuring Active Directory Settings

In Version 11.3.2, as a Control Room administrator, you can edit the Active Directory configuration setting to either discover the available domains and sites automatically (auto mode) or manually enter the LDAP URLs (manual mode).

Consider the following before you switch from one mode to another:
  • If you switch from manual to auto mode, all discovered domains and sites are shown as selected. However, some of the manually entered URLs might be lost during discovery.
  • If you switch from auto to manual mode, the previously discovered LDAP URLs will be pre-populated. You can add/remove URLs as required.


To change the configuration mode, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Control Room, navigate to Administration > Settings > Active Directory.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Enter the domain credentials to configure the Active Directory setting.
    Version 11.3.2 Enter the domain username and password.
    Version and Version
    1. Choose one of the following options:
      • Manually enter password: Enter the Username and Password.
      • External key vault: Enter the Safe name and Object name

      These options are displayed only if you have configured and enabled the external key vault integration in the Control Room.

    2. Skip to step 6.
  4. Select Manually add connections or Discover connections.
    If you select Discover connections, Control Room retrieves all domains and sites from all forests to which the domain user has access.
    If you select Manually add connections, previously provided LDAP URLs are shown.
  5. Edit the LDAP URLs if you have opted to add connections manually. Or, select/unselect the Domains and sites if you have opted for the Control Room to discover connections.
    If you decide to continue with the auto mode, previously selected domains and sites will be shown as selected.
    If only one domain and one site under it is discovered, then it is shown in read-only mode and cannot be edited.
  6. Click Save and continue.
In the Active Directory configuration page, if the configured mode is Auto, the configured domains and sites are shown along with the configured URLs. And if the configured mode is Manual, the configured URLs are listed.