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Use Alfresco to Manage users, AD for Authentication

Question asked by hsturner on Sep 22, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 6, 2017 by afaust

We are currently using Activity Directory to synchronize and authenticate users to Alfresco. We keep having random synchronization issues when adding new users, sometimes takes up to 2 weeks for them to show up, but others added afterwards show up on our 20 minute synch schedule as expected. New groups show up always but are sometimes missing some users. I think part of the problem is that the missing users were using a generic logins, and have not yet logged in with their individual profile so the domain may see them as inactive.


I have been asked if it is possible to add the users directly to alfresco, and use Active Directory to authenticate the users. Is this possible?


I realize that I will also need to add the groups and maintain them in alfresco as well. I will also likely need to write a script to update the document owners with the new user profiles. Any help with that as well would be appreciated