Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) is a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory service providing both data storage and retrieval support for directory-enabled applications. Aside from Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), AD LDS is the only other identity provider supported by Active Directory Federation Services for authentication purposes and to supply claims to federation-aware web applications.
Many of us use a wide range of applications, and remembering the username and password for every application can be quite challenging. Thankfully, there is a solution: password synchronization. It enables users to log in to all their applications using a single username and password. This is where ADSelfService Plus comes into play.
To get started with password synchronization, configure the applications you are using in ADSelfService Plus. Once complete, whenever users change their password through ADSelfService Plus, the change will be replicated across all connected applications. The AD LDS integration with Active Directory is explained below.
Follow the steps below to configure password synchronization for the AD LDS server using ADSelfService Plus. Having AD LDS synchronize with Active Directory will make password synchronization possible.
Note: You can also find the ADS LDS Server application that you need from the search bar located in the left pane, or the alphabet-wise navigation option in the right pane.
Note: ADSelfService Plus allows you to create OU- and group-based policies for your AD domains. To create a policy, go to Configuration → Self-Service → Policy Configuration → Add New Policy.
Note: The username and password must belong to the administrator account of the server in which AD LDS is installed.
Integrating and synchronizing AD LDS with ADSelfService Plus will help IT admins:
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Free Active Directory users from attending lengthy help desk calls by allowing them to self-service their password resets/ account unlock tasks. Hassle-free password change for Active Directory users with ADSelfService Plus ‘Change Password’ console.
Get seamless one-click access to 100+ cloud applications. With enterprise single sign-on, users can access all their cloud applications with their Active Directory credentials. Thanks to ADSelfService Plus!
Intimate Active Directory users of their impending password/account expiry by mailing them these password/account expiry notifications.
Synchronize Windows Active Directory user password/account changes across multiple systems, automatically, including Office 365, G Suite, IBM iSeries and more.
Ensure strong user passwords that resist various hacking threats with ADSelfService Plus by enforcing Active Directory users to adhere to compliant passwords via displaying password complexity requirements.