Kiwire™ 2.0

Active Directory

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The Integration module for Microsoft active directory lets you authenticate user authentication via their credential with your existing Microsoft Windows server active directory.  In Active Directory, objects are organised in a number of levels such as domains, trees and forests. At the top of the structure is the forest. A forest is a collection of multiple trees that share a common global catalogue, directory schema, logical
structure, and directory configuration. In a multi-domain forest, each domain contains only those items that belong in that domain. Global Catalog servers provide a global list of all objects in a forest. Kiwire™ allow you to map active directory user associated groups with a local Kiwire™ profiles.

How it Works

  1. User send credential to Kiwire™, which itself will connect to Microsoft active directory services and perform authentication on behalf.
  2. If request is to primary forest tree domain, active directory will check with its domain for correct node to perform authentication.
  3. Active directory will revert the authentication status.
  4. A locally assigned profile will attached to the user’s authentication. Kiwire™ will send the local assign profiles to NAS and let user connect to network
  5. The Profile and authorisation will be send to the nas and user will be able to connect.

For Kiwire™ to authenticate with your Microsoft Active directory, you are required to provide a read only Domain administrator privileges account in order to authenticate user active directory credential.

Manage Active directory connection

To access active directory integration module go to Integrations > Active Directory , and fill in field with relevant information.

Field Function
Domain Controller Hostname or IP Address of Active directory server
Note* please ensure Kiwire™ is using the active directory DNS setting to ensure compatibility.
Account Suffix Account suffix for your
Domain Admin Username The account that have Administrator access level to the Active directory
Domain Admin Password The Password of the Administrator access account
Base DN the user and group base DN
Link with profile Default profile assign to active directory users login , however you can map active directory users groups with local profile using the group mapping function, user group that are not mapped will be default to the default profile.
Zone restriction Default Zone restriction assign to user that login thru active directory when they login, leave it to “none” if you do not wish to assign restriction to users.
Enabled Enable or disable this function
Note: You can use Diagnostic active directory to verify if your configuration are successful. if there is connection or credential issue the error will be displayed.

To determine your Base DN, please refer to your active directory setup.


Active directory Mapping

One of Kiwire™ new feature is capability to map active directory users groups with a local profile, this allow you assign relative local profile such as different groups with different profiles. The mapping screen will list all associated Active directory groups [Group name] with the local profile [Link to profile] . If a user is a member of multiple groups, the priority will determine which profile the user will be assigned to. Please save the Active directory configuration prior using the Mapping function.

To add new group mapping, click on the “Create Group Mapping” button , the group mapping screen will display.

Field Function
Group Name Click on the select box , Kiwire™ will connect to the active directory server and load the available group from active directory services.
Link to profile The Local profile assign to the selected group
Status Enable or disable the mapping
Piority The priority of the group mapping order , used when users is member of multiple groups
Zone restriction Default Zone restriction assign to user that login , leave it to “none” if you do not wish to assign restriction to users.

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