• Port 8080 must be open on the application server as well as the system running the connector service.
  • The service can be installed on the same system as the application service or on it's own system.
  • The service must be installed with a domain-level administrator.

Installing the Exterro AD Connectors Service

Within the FTK Suite installer directory, there will be an Exterro AD Connectors exectuable. This service is required for all upcoming Data Sources to operate as they should. With this new service comes additional Data Sources; Box and Enterprise Vault. Additional Data Sources will be added in the future.

  1. Run the Exterro AD Connectors executable as an Administrator.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Review and accept the License Agreement and click Next.
  4. Enter the Username, Domain and Password for the service account.

    Warning:  This account should be a member of the local administrator’s group, and be a domain-level account in a distributed environment. The "Local System" account should only be used if all components, as well as case and evidence storage, will be on one single machine.

  5. Click Next.
  6. Select an Installation and Temp directory.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Click Install.
  9. Click Finish.

Configuring the Exterro AD Connectors Service

Once the Exterro AD Connectors service is installed, some configuration keys will need to be updated.

  • ExterroConnectorIntegrationAPIAddress– This key must be configured for the service to communicate with the Exterro self host service.

  • ExterroConnectorIntegrationAPIPort– This key must be configured for the service to communicate with data sources.

How to configure these keys?

The keys required for configuration are available from FTK/Ce 7.5.2+. They are located in the ADGWeblabSelfHost.exe.config file located in C:\Program Files\AccessData\Forensic Tools\7.5\bin.


Ensure the Exterro Service is restarted after making any changes. 





The FQDN or IP of the machine running the Exterro AD Connectors service.

<add key=”ExterroConnectorIntegrationAPIAddress ” value=”localhost” />

ExterroConnectorIntegrationAPIPort The Port number which the service is running on.

This should be configured as 8080.

<add key=”ExterroConnectorIntegrationAPIPort” value=”8080” />