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Integrate IBM iSeries/AS400 with Active Directory for password synchronization using ADSelfService Plus

ADSelfService Plus' Real-time Password Synchronizer helps reduce password related issues by ensuring that changes to Active Directory passwords are synchronized with the passwords of the IBM servers.

This article gives you the step-by-step instructions to integrate IBM System i/AS400 with Active Directory for synchronizing passwords using ADSelfService Plus.


Ensure that these ports are free: 137, 139, 397, 445 to 449, 512, 2001, 3000, 5010, 5544, 5555, 8470 to 8476, and 8480.

Steps involved:

  • Log into the ADSelfService Plus web console with admin credentials.
  • Navigate to Configuration tab → Self-Service → Password Sync/Single Sign On.
  • In the dashboard which displays the list of applications supported by ADSelfService Plus, click on the IBM i/AS400 System pane.

    IBMAS400 Configuration

  • Enter the System Name/IP Address of the machine in which IBM i/AS400 resides.
  • Type the User Name and Password of the account with IBM i QSecurity Officer (QSECOFR) authority.
  • Enter an appropriate Description.
  • From the Available Policies drop-down list, select the policies for which the synchronization of passwords must occur.
  • Click Save.

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