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Run the Active Directory Connector v2

Learn how to run the ADC to receive Active Directory user updates and automatically make changes in your GoTo account.

The Active Directory Connector (ADC) receives Active Directory user updates and automatically makes the same changes in your GoTo account.

Once the ADC is configured with permissions and Active Directory groups, you can start the service. Starting the service launches the requests to the AD for any changes. For the first run this includes all groups and users within those groups. The ADC compares the AD data with the identity data in the SCIM* repository. Any new data in the AD is written into the SCIM data. If you have User Sync set up, any product entitlement rules will be executed automatically.

* SCIM is the System for Cross-domain Identity Management that defines how user identities are managed across multiple systems, generally over the Internet.

Start the Active Directory Connector service

Once installed and configured, you can start the Active Directory Connector service.

  1. Select Start to run the ADC service. If there is a "Check Connections" option, be sure to verify the settings that you configured for the ADC. Having trouble running the ADC? Refer to Troubleshooting the ADC.
  2. The Service Status now displays a "Running" state, as well as the date and time when the service last ran. Once started, the ADC will continue to run until complete, then the service will stop and begin again based on the polling interval that you configured for the ADC.
    Note:  If you need to modify the configuration for any reason, select Stop to stop running the service before making changes. Once your settings are saved, you can choose Start again.
  3. While the ADC service is running, it will populate any new users and their assigned directory groups in GoTo Admin's People > User sync section.

    From here you will be required to manually assign your desired products/tiers, roles, and priorities (i.e., Sync Rules) to each of your newly populated directory groups.

    Next, if you had set up custom user attributes in the ADC, proceed to manage custom attributes. Otherwise, proceed to manage your user sync rules.
Article last updated: 14 August, 2023