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7 Tips to Simplify Active Directory Using rDirectory

Managing your organisations Active Directory is challenging. Using rDirectory’s Active Directory management tools the task is greatly simplified. rDirectory uses your existing schema to create custom web applications, taking advantage of virtually any class, attribute and relationship already present in the Active Directory. All this is achieved without additional programming. (Namescape, 2015) 

Introduction

The Active Directory management tools of rDirectory allow you to apply a custom look and feel, to Active Directory for the entire organisation. One of the strengths of rDirectory is that it enables users to locate and access the current information about services, resources and people. Additionally, users can navigate and explore organizational relationships. 

To understand how rDirectory makes it easier to administer the Active Directory, let’s take a look at the primary features provided by this fantastic tool.

1. Instant Active Directory searches results

Search the active directory for any resource using the customizable search application supplied with rDirectory, and display the results in the format that suits your business requirement.

2. Complete Group Management

Create, modify or delete the group memberships, and settings. Also, receive email notifications of group activity and even allow self-subscription to distribution lists. 

3. Role-based, self-service editing with data integrity controls

Securely grant users the ability to create, edit and delete information in Active Directory. Using rDirectory’s expanded role-based access control system, you can give them as much (or as little) access as needed.

4. Template-based Account provisioning

rDirectory safely delegates account creation and automatic Exchange and Home Folder provisioning, using customizable Create templates.

5. rDirectory Activity Reporting

Quickly track, audit and report on any activity in rDirectory with instant filtering, in-depth drill-down and easy to read summaries.

6. Supported Authentication Modes

The following authentication modes are built into rDirectory:

  • Forms authentication
  • Anonymous access
  • Integrated Windows authentication

7. Supported Browsers

The following browsers are supported by rDirectory

  • Microsoft IE 7.0 or later
  • Safari 5.0.3 or later
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6.3 or later
  • Chrome 8.0 or later
  • Opera 10.62 or later

Conclusion

rDirectory has introduced a set of active directory management tools for use in any environment. Be it a locked-down internal network or an internet kiosk. rDirectory uses your existing schema to create custom web applications, taking advantage of virtually any class, attribute and relationship already present in the Active Directory.

For more information contact Ryan Danvers at Abacon IT or call Ryan directly on 072 601 2858

References

Namescape, 2015. Available: rDirectory product sheet http://www.namescape.com/Portals/0/Misc%20PDFs/rdir_product_sheet.pdf [May 2016]

Author: Ryan Danvers