Using and Managing Active Directory User Accounts

Using and Managing Active Directory User Accounts

You can add Active Directory user or group objects to the administrative users list of the Printer Installer Administrator to allow users that are members of the added user or group object to access the Printer Installer Administrator with their AD user name and password. Only the root user can add or delete other user accounts. The root user object has a * following the user name.

Enabling Active Directory Login Authentication

To enable Active Directory Login Authentication, do the following:

  1. Login to the Printer Installer Administrator using a local user account
  2. Click on Tools > General
  3. In the LDAP Settings section click Add
  4. Enter the required information for your LDAP servers
  5. Click Add
  6. Click Save

Adding Active Directory Users or Groups to the Administrative Users List

To add AD users or groups to the administrative users list to allow administrative access to the Printer Installer Administrator, do the following steps:

  1. Click on Tools, and then Users.
  2. Click Add, and then click User.  The "Add User" dialog box opens.
  3. Enter the name of the user you want to add.
  4. Enter a password, confirm the password entered
  5. Enter the email address of the user in the password recovery box, and click Add.

Accessing the Printer Installer Administrator using Active Directory User Authentication

To access the Printer Installer Administrator with Active Directory User Authentication, do the following:

  1. Open a browser and go to the URL used for accessing the Printer Installer website and add a /admin. Example: http://printers.domain.com/admin
  2. Enter your Active Directory username in one of the following formats: domain\username or username@domain.com
  3. Enter your password
  4. Hit Enter

Changing Active Directory User or Group Members Username or Password

Change the user's password and username in native Active Directory tools.