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Topic Title: Active Directory (AD) Authentication
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Created On: 08/14/2017 01:13 PM
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Leonard Amabile

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    1. What does BPA / Automate Enterprise AD authentication consist of?
    BPA / Automate Enterprise utilizes the LDAP protocol to authenticate through AD to validate user name and password credentials only. There are no additional security or access settings that can be applied at the AD level that affect the user's accessibility to the application. All users need to be created within BPA / Automate Enterprise regardless of AD authentication.

    2. What is the difference between a user and an AD user?
    An AD user does not require a password to be created within the application. User name and password is validated through AD. All other users created within the application requires a password to be specified.

    3. How should an AD user be specified during user creation within the application?
    In order for the user of authenticate to the appropriate domain controllers, the AD user needs to be created in the following format:


    4. Is LDAPS supported?
    The current version does not support LDAPS. This feature is being reviewed for a future release.

    5. Is Single Sign On (SSO) supported?
    The current version does not support SSO. This feature is being reviewed for a future release.


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Edited: 08/14/2017 at 01:26 PM by Leonard Amabile
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