Using Active Directory

Active Directory is a Microsoft technology that provides network directory services. Active Directory uses objects, which are users, systems, and resources, and places them in a hierarchical framework. Since many organizations already have an Active Directory which contains user and group information, the management server can be configured to use the Active Directory as a source for authentication and authorization information.

If you choose Active Directory when you add a directory, then default schema information is provided. You can always edit this information.


Related Topics
Bullet Adding or Removing Directories
Bullet Using LDAP Directories