Administration Guide

Integration with Active Directory and Other Directory Services

Alloy Navigator Express integrates with your existing Microsoft Active Directory (AD), Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), or another directory service (such as JumpCloud or Okta) to obtain information about users. To access that information, the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is used. For details, see Understanding LDAPĀ Authentication.

A special service, the Active Directory Import tool, keeps user data in Alloy Navigator Express in synch with your organization's directory service, and creates accounts for new users if needed. If you want to run the tool regularly, you should schedule an Active Directory Synchronization job.

TIP: If needed, you can untether your Active Directory Synchronization job from the Automation Server and set up its running from the command line. This scenario can be useful for our cloud customers who use an on-premise Active Directory. For details, see Help: Active Directory Import.

NOTE: When matching user information from the directory service to Person records in the Alloy Navigator Express database, the Active Directory Import tool uses the Person Matching Algorithm. For details on that algorithm, see Person Matching Algorithm.