July 10, 2017
NAKIVO Active Directory Integration Setup
Microsoft Active Directory is a leading authentication and authorization directory service, which provides the ability to centralize IT infrastructure management. In order to improve security and simplify user management, NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides integration with Microsoft Active Directory. This means that you can easily map AD security groups to NAKIVO Backup & Replication user roles, which will allow directory users to log into the product with their Active Directory credentials.
Authorization with Microsoft AD credentials is one of the most important Active Directory settings. In order to use these settings with NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you will need to perform an Active Directory integration setup. This is simple and can be done in the product's Web interface.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication Active Directory Integration Setup
First, log in to NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Then click Configuration at the top right corner of the product Web interface.
Inside the General tab, click the title of the User accounts box. As you can see, AD integration is disabled. Then click Edit.
To enable Active Directory Integration, choose Enabled from the AD integration drop-down list.
Configuration of AD integration is a very simple procedure:
- Specify your valid domain name by filling the Domain name text field.
- In the Groups mapped to admin text field specify the Active Directory security group, which needs to be mapped to the admin role. If you need to map more than one group, type the group names separated by commas.
- In the Groups mapped to guest text field specify the AD security group, which needs to be mapped to the guest role. If you need to map more than one group, type the group names separated by commas.
After filling out all the required fields, click Test Integration.
To perform Test Integration you need:
- Domain user login: Type the Active Directory user name that is a member in one of the AD security groups, which were specified in the Groups mapped to admin field above.
- Domain user password: Type the password that corresponds to the AD user specified in the Domain user login field.
Click on Test.
If the test was successful, you will see the check mark to the left of Test. Only after passing the Test will you be able to click Apply.
Click on Apply.
The final step is to verify if Active Directory integration actually works.
- Log out from the current session.
- Enter credentials of the AD user that is a member of a proper security group.
- Click Log In.
With a successful login, you can navigate to Configuration>>User accounts and see that AD Integration is now Enabled.
You now have the ability to log into NAKIVO Backup & Replication using credentials that you maintain in Active Directory. This provides a great benefit – you can centralize the product’s user management in one identity storage – Active Directory. With this feature, you can align NAKIVO VMware backup solutions with your company’s security policy and provide Admin and Guest access to NAKIVO Backup & Replication to appropriate users.