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SWG support for Active Directory 2008

Created: 24 Dec 2009 • Updated: 18 Aug 2010 | 3 comments
VBAL's picture

The SWG software version has a new dcinterface that supports Windows 2008 server.   Does it means that SWG now supports Windows Active Directory 2008 ??

If NOT SUPPORTED.................Any timeframe for this support ??

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TSE-JDavis's picture

Sorry, VBAL, only Active Direcorty 2003 is supported. Keep your eye on this document for any updates:

Title: 'Supported versions Active Directory when using Symantec Web Gateway 4.5.x'
Document ID: 2009111907064654
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Cricket17's picture

If you are talking LDAP for users and Groups you shouldn't be able to tell the difference.
Is this affecting the use of Domain Server or NTLM?  And if I'm using NTLM, again, why do you care.
(Symantec enterpise customer considering using SBG)

Sergi Isasi's picture

Just to make sure, we are talking about SWG here, not SBG (though we are in the same happy family of Symantec products).

SWG cares about the Directory being used in two specific cases:
1) DCinterface software install - this is only supported on AD 2003 and AD 2008.  If you install DCinterface on some other directory, it will either not function or not install.  Of course as you stated, NTLM is an option so many customers do not use DCinterface at all.
2) Validating the LDAP response.  In theory all OpenLDAP compliant directories should respond the same way for an LDAP query, but we've seen that in practice this is not always the case.  As of now, SWG only validates and tests Windows AD LDAP responses when we release new updates to our software.


Senior Product Manager - Web Gateway