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Active Directory Group Create

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This handler will use the server information and user credentials configured in the task info values to authenticate and connect to the specified Active Directory server (using LDAP) and create a group entry.

In order to build up the Distinguished Name (a unique identifier for the active directory user entry), the handler uses a template specified as a task info value.

The following entry attributes are set once the user entry is created:

  • Direct Mappings

    • name => Group Name
    • mail => Email Address
    • description => Description
    • info => Notes
  • Computed Mappings

    • grouptype => Numerical representation of the group scope and type.
  • Special Attributes

    • objectclass => [top,group]

Task Info Configuration

  • dn_format - This value is used to specify the distinguished name of the Active Directory group entry to be created. Anything within curly braces {} will be replaced with the value of the entry attribute or task info value associated with that key. For example, the default format is 'CN={displayname},CN=Users,{base}'. In this case {displayname} is replaced with the displayname attribute value and {base} is replaced with the value of the 'base' task info value. A full list of available entry attributes is available above. If you use organizational units they can be substituted into the distinguished name in this manner.
Parameters
Name Description Sample
Group Name The name of the group to be created <%=@results['New Group Name']%>
Description The description of this group Allows access to the accounting resources
Email Address The Email Address for this group. Active Directory can be configured so that all members of a group are notified when the group receives an Email. Accounting@company.com
Group Scope Security groups or distribution groups are characterized by a scope that identifies how they are applied in the domain tree or forest. There are three group scopes: universal, global, and domain local. Global
Group Type There are two group types, security and distribution. Security groups allow you to manage user and computer access to shared resources. Distribution groups are intended to be used solely as email distribution lists. Security
Notes Additional information about the group <%=@results['Notes']%>
Results
Name Description
Distinguished Name CN=Accounting,CN=Users,DC=kineticdata,DC=com
Changelog

Active Directory Group Create V1 (2011-01-24)

  • Initial version. See README for details.

Active Directory Group Create V2 (2014-08-05)

  • Changed the password info value to be encrypted.
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