The establishment of an Active Directory (AD) for the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research was carried out with the aim of continuing to use the existing OpenLDAP server as a primary system for users and group members. A Samba server configured as an NT4 domain controller has been connected to these so far, which should be replaced by an AD to be built during the project. In order to allow users to change their password for all applications and systems at the workstation, a synchronisation of the password from the AD into the OpenLDAP directory was established.
In addition to the didmos Pwd Synchroniser, the ETLflow didmos module, which is configured so that a complete synchronisation of the data can be carried out at any time, should the target data be incorrect. As a permanent solution, the didmos Provisioner ensures that users can quickly read and transfer attribute changes from the OpenLDAP server to the AD, which makes a permanent update possible.
The Max Planck Institute was interested in setting up the AD on its own using a concept developed by DAASI International. In addition to the commissioning of the concept, telephone support was provided during implementation. As a result, the Max Planck Institute is now in a position to independently manage the infrastructure being built. Thanks to the close cooperation and independent implementation during construction, the AD can always be adapted to new needs.