Active Directory Integration with Nakivo B&R v7

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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I work as a System Engineer, based in Switzerland with a primary focus on Microsoft technologies. I have 7 years experience in administering Windows Servers. . I am a Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management. I also received the PowerShell Hero 2016 award by PowerShell.0rg. And finally, I am "MCSA: Windows Server 2012" and "Administering & Deploying SCCM" certified.