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how to configure AD Authentication

Created: 02 Dec 2013 • Updated: 06 Dec 2013 | 6 comments
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i'm testing Symatnec App Center. i was trying to configure Authentication with AD... i mean that users could authenticate with app center with their domain account..

so there is a screen shot and one of parameters is SERVER URL. in my infrastructure i dont have configured LDAP Service (i dont use it). 

how i have to configure it?

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James007's picture

Hope this articles help you.

About adding and authenticating users with Active Directory/LDAP
Article:HOWTO83848 | Created: 2013-02-25 | Updated: 2013-09-25 | Article URL

Constantine's picture

i dont understand one, for this purpose should i deploy LDAP Server role?

Nirmal R's picture

I believe you should be able to use ldap protocol on a domain controller without any extra service based on my limited understanding. You can check the connections and connection string using ldp.exe (installed on windows server as part of support tools). If that works, theoritically connection from appcenter aslo should work.

Hope this helps.

Andrew_C's picture

Hello Constantine,

Nirmal is correct, in that no additional installation/configuration is required on the Active Directory Domain Controller, if using non-encrypted LDAP communication. If you wish to use LDAP over SSL (LDAPs), then the Domain Controller will require an SSL certificate be installed to enable this.

If you already have a Domain Controller in place, which is accessible by the App Center server, ensure that the firewall allows TCP port 389. If your AD domain is:, for example, then the Server URI would be:


Note: ensure that the Username field includes the domain, like so: However, on the Authentication Options page, when choosing Test, ensure that only short name is entered:  user.