How do I configure FTK Central to use Active Directory authentication?



  1.  Log in to FTK Central and click the wrench in the upper-right to go to Administration
  2. Click System Management in the upper-right
  3. Click Active Directory on the left
  4. Complete the values as defined below:
    Server: Name or IP of the Domain Controller (this can also be just the domain name itself to automatically choose which domain controller to use)
    Port: LDAP port
    Global Catalog: Whether or not to use Global Catalog
    Base DN: Distinguished Name of the base OU
    User DN: Username of a user with Domain Read Object privileges
  5. Check the box under Active Directory Authentication
  6. Click Test Configuration and make sure it returns Valid
  7. Click Save and Next in the lower-right
  8. Map the fields as shown below, the click Save and Next
  9. Click User Management in the upper-right
  10. On the Users page, click Import fromAD
  11. Import at least one User from Active Directory, and associate them to either the Application Administrator Role or Group
  12. Use the FTK Central Configuration Toolto set the Authentication Method to one of the following:
    • User Active Directory and Internal authentication - Forms - Presents a login screen for users to provide their Active Directory credentials.
      Note: Active Directory username should be in the format "domain\user".
    • User Active Directory authentication - IWA/SSO - Passes the credentials that the browser is running with (typically the credentials used to log into the machine).
      Note: Users may need to add your FTK Central base URL to the Local Intranet Zone on their machines to allow their browser to pass through their credentials.
  13. Restart the AccessData Exterro Self Host Service service