How do I specify an Active Directory Connection User Name? What is valid?

 

Analysis:

An Active Directory Connection User Name needs to be specified in two locations when setting up Active Directory authentication.

  1. user-connectivity.properties
    user.connectivity_username={specify name here}
  2. server.xml
    connectionName=”{specify name here}”

 

The name can be formatted in a variety of ways. Here are some examples, with the preferred methods listed first.

 

Using the Distinguished Name as listed in jexplorer

  1. user-connectivity.properties
    user.connectivity_username=CN=EphesoftUser,OU=EphesoftITGroup,DC=YourDomain,DC=com
  2. server.xml
    connectionName=”CN=EphesoftUser,OU=EphesoftITGroup,DC=YourDomain,DC=com”Note: if jexplorer lists the Distinguished Name with spaces; spaces are supported

 

 

Using the email or domain backslash convention

  1. user-connectivity.properties
    user.connectivity_username=EphesoftUser@YourDomain.com
  2. server.xml
    connectionName=”EphesoftUser@YourDomain.com”

or

  1. user-connectivity.properties
    user.connectivity_username=YourDomain\EphesoftUser
  2. server.xml
    connectionName=”YourDomain\EphesoftUser”

 

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Walter Lee