The ability for a single installation of FileCloud to authenticate against multiple Active Directory servers is available in FileCloud Server version 7.0 and later.
the latest versions of the Windows Server operating system handle large numbers of objects more efficiently, there are many reasons why organizations implement multidomain forests.Although
An example of this is a university.
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The reasons for using multidomain AD structures can include but are not limited to:
To enable multiple AD server authentication, you have to configure settings in the following places:
To enable multiple AD server authentication:
Open a browser and log in to the Admin Portal.
On the Admin Dashboard, from the left navigation panel, click Settings.
On the Manage Settings screen, click Authentication.
To enable the Active Directory Settings, under Authentication Settings, change the Authentication Type to ACTIVEDIRECTORY.
Select the Active Directory sub-tab, type in the required information, and then click Save.
Create a file called adconfig.php in one of the following locations, depending on your OS:
Add the information for the other AD servers using the following example. Do not add the same AD server detail that was already configured in Admin Dashboard.
Now additional users from these domains can also login into FileCloud.
When connecting to multiple AD servers, there might be issues adding the same user account name from different domains into FileCloud. FileCloud requires unique usernames and will disallow adding another username from another domain if the name already exists.
To handle this please add the following to cloudconfig.php. This will allow duplicate users to be added from other domains as long as the email address is unique. The users will have to login into the system using email address.