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Configure Active Directory users for Virtualization Manager

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Overview

This article describes how to use Active Directory for authentication in VMAN.

Environment

All VMAN versions

Steps

In the following example, the itgroup is used as the domain name, and itgroup.local as the fully qualified domain name.

  1. Click Setup > Advanced Setup > Authentication Server.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Select Active Directory from the Authentication Type list.
  4. Perform any of the following options:
    1. Option 1
      1. Select Use for all accounts where a domain is not specified.
      2. Type the IP address of your Windows Domain Controller in the Server field.
      3. Leave the default port as 389.
      4. Type a description. A description can be a name or title you choose.
      5. Type the fully qualified domain name in all capitals in the Realm Name field. In this example, the Realm Name would be itgroup.local
      6. Click Save.
      7. Verify that the Automatically create new user accounts upon successful authentication check box is selected.
        This way a user account will be automatically created for you when you first log in to the website. This account will have user (non-admin) view access. When you log in to Virtualization Manager, you only have to type the username and the associated password.
    2. ​​Option 2
      Note: When choosing this option, the domain name is case sensitive.
      1. Select Use for this domain only.
      2. Type the domain name in the text box. In this example, this would be itgroup.
      3. Click Save. In this case, the login name will beitgroup\username.
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