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DataLicious
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What credentials to use for Active Directory Data Source

Hi, 

 

I've created a report that uses the active directory data connection and have uploaded it to the server, but I am stuck at this prompt as to which credentials to use. I have entered my own but it wont accept them, is there a certain syntax or does something specific have to be done in order to give this connection credentials? 

 

Cheers for the help

 

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AnalyticPulse
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When connecting to an Active Directory (AD) data source, the credentials you use typically depend on the context of the connection. Here are some common scenarios:

  1. User Authentication:

    • Username: The user's AD username.
    • Password: The corresponding password for the AD account.
  2. Service Account:

    • Username: A dedicated service account in AD.
    • Password: The password for the service account.
  3. Integrated Windows Authentication:

    • In some cases, especially with applications running on Windows servers within the AD domain, you might use integrated Windows authentication. In this scenario, the application/service uses the credentials of the Windows account it's running under.
  4. LDAP Bind:

    • When using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) to connect to AD, you might perform an LDAP bind. In this case, you provide a DN (Distinguished Name) and its corresponding password.

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AnalyticPulse
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When connecting to an Active Directory (AD) data source, the credentials you use typically depend on the context of the connection. Here are some common scenarios:

  1. User Authentication:

    • Username: The user's AD username.
    • Password: The corresponding password for the AD account.
  2. Service Account:

    • Username: A dedicated service account in AD.
    • Password: The password for the service account.
  3. Integrated Windows Authentication:

    • In some cases, especially with applications running on Windows servers within the AD domain, you might use integrated Windows authentication. In this scenario, the application/service uses the credentials of the Windows account it's running under.
  4. LDAP Bind:

    • When using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) to connect to AD, you might perform an LDAP bind. In this case, you provide a DN (Distinguished Name) and its corresponding password.

If this helped consider giving the thumbs up.

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