NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 provides integration Microsoft Active Directory! You can now easily map Active Directory groups to NAKIVO Backup & Replication user roles, which will allow domain users to log in to NAKIVO Backup & Replication with their domain credentials. With this feature, you can use centralized authentication using Active Directory which is a « must have » feature when you want to put Nakivo into your production environment.
Let’s take a look at how to configure Nakivo Backup and Replication v7 Active Directory Integration.
Active Directory Integration
In order to configure Nakivo Backup & Replication for Active Directory integration, you need to first login with the default admin account. In my case, I will configure Nakivo B&R from my QNAP NAS web interface. (For more information, read this news)
First, open the Nakivo App
or you can go directly to the web interface using the following URL: https://<FQDN_QNAP_NAS>:4443/
Once logged in, click on the settings icon.
Next, Click on the « User accounts » section and « Edit ».
By default, AD integration is set to « Disabled »
To configure Active Directory Integration, select « Enabled »
Now, you must configure with your own settings:
- Domain name corresponds to the AD fully qualified domain name.
- Groups mapped to admin: Users belonging to the entered group(s) will be mapped to admin role. You can enter multiple groups separated by comma.
- Groups mapped to guest: Users belonging to the entered group(s) will be mapped to guest role. You can enter multiple groups separated by comma. For this option, don’t forget to enable « Guest Access« .
Once all the fields are populated, you can click the « Test » button which will test connectivity to the Active Directory domain.
AD Integration is done! Now logout and log back in with a user in the Active Directory groups. Below, I’m logging in with an administrator account and as expected, I can manage Nakivo B&R in read and write mode.
Finally, I do the same thing with a guest account, and I can only view information without editing permissions. I am able to view Dashboards and generate reports.
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