Article | May 2, 2022

A Guide To Active Directory & Active Directory Management

Source: IT Glue
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Providing employees with the right level of access is a significant challenge even in today’s digital world. When you give too many people access to critical information, you are putting your data security at risk. However, you also need to delegate work to the lowest level in your organization to ensure higher productivity. You can achieve that with the help of Active Directory.

In this blog, we’ll explore all the critical aspects of Active Directory Management and how you can use it to manage user access.

What is Active Directory?

Active Directory is a directory service offered by Microsoft for those using the Windows Server. Active Directory is the de facto directory system used in over 90% of the enterprises today, where it acts as a user identity repository.

The core function of the Active Directory is to help organizations manage their user access and permissions for network resources. For instance, when a user logs in to a network, the Active Directory validates the username and password provided by the user against the information in its directory before authenticating the entry into the network.

Another key function of this directory is to restrict user access based on the level of permissions they have. A network may have hundreds of user accounts. When these users request access to critical information, approval is provided only if these users have the right permissions to access resources.

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