Overview

Active Directory (also known as AD) is a directory service that Microsoft developed for Windows networks and is usually not accessible from outside an organization's firewall. therefore, a direct connection to Active Directory is rarely possible (from the cloud).

In order to extract data from a customer's AD, a small software package (Active Directory Agent - see below) must be installed and configured on a server within the customer's network.

Other options for extracting data from AD are also available - see the topic Active Directory Options for more details.

Active Directory Agent

Main Article: Active Directory Agent

The Active Directory Agent is a small software application that pushes data from your Active Directory to a drop folder in your OrgChart account.

Other Options for Integrating with Active Directory

In addition to the Active Directory Agent, there are number of other option available for connecting to Active Directory.


Reviewed 08/16/2017