In order to successfully complete Active Directory integration make sure to have following information from the infrastructure team.

  • You need to prepare the LDAP connection strings. At Verndale we requested our infrastructure team to get it done for us.
  • This should basically consist of following:
    • Infrastructure team needs to create Organizational Unit
    • A domain controller using which you can connect to the the LDAP so can be any server.
    • For example This is the distinguished name of the OU that all of your stuff is in:
      OU=Publix LDAP Test,OU=User Accounts,DC=hq,DC=verndalenet,DC=com
    • User account and server to connect to the above settings.
    • Once you have all of the above your connection string may look like below:
    • LDAP:/domaincontrollermachinname/OU=Publix LDAP Test,OU=User Accounts,DC=hq,DC=verndalenet,DC=com
    • and in your actual connection strings.config file you need to add the below entry
      <add name="LDAPConnString" connectionString="LDAP:/domaincontrollermachinname/OU=Publix LDAP Test,OU=User Accounts,DC=hq,DC=verndalenet,DC=com"/>
    • And you need to have a user with whom you can connect to above LDAP.
    • Something like
      • publixdomain\PublixLDAPTest and password
  • In this example, Managers is just a sample organization unit. Replace it with the name of a real OU.
  • The LDAP prefix is case sensitive. You should use only capital letters when writing the LDAP prefix.
  • For more information about the format of the LDAP connection string, see the article LDAP ADsPath on MSDN

Now once the above is configured and handy you need to follow these steps for Active Directory Configuration in the sitecore.