Adding an Active Directory server configuration on the NetBackup Appliance

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Description

This topic describes how to add the details of an Active Directory (AD) server and configure it with your appliance. The Active Directory server enables you to access the directory information services for your appliance. The following procedures describe the steps to configure Active Directory user authentication from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console and the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu.

Note:

Before you configure new Active Directory authentication, first verify that the DNS of the appliance directs to the Active Directory server or Active Directory DNS server.

To configure an Active Directory server from the NetBackup Appliance Web Console

  1. Log on to the NetBackup Appliance Web Console.

  2. Click Settings > Authentication.

    Three types of authentication server appear.

  3. Click Active Directory to expand the Active Directory configuration list.

  4. Enter the necessary information into the following fields:

    Field

    Description

    Example

    Server Name or IP

    Enter the Active Directory server name or IP address. The recommended method is to use the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) for the Active Directory server. Do not use a space as the first character.

    10.200.210.229

    Username

    Enter the user name of the AD server Administrator. Do not use a space as the first character.

    admin

    Password

    Enter the password of the AD server Administrator. Do not use a space as the first character.

    P@ssw0rd

  5. Click Configure to apply the Active Directory authentication parameters to the appliance.

    You can check the authentication status when the configuration process is complete.

    Note:

    If the Specify NetBIOS Name dialog box appears after you click Configure, perform the remaining steps to resolve the issue.

  6. If the appliance host name contains more than 15 characters, the Specify NetBIOS Name dialog box appears to inform you that the host name cannot be used as the NetBIOS name for Active Directory configuration. To complete the Active Directory configuration, you must first specify a NetBIOS name for the appliance as follows:

    • Maximum of 15 characters.

    • The name cannot include any of the following special characters: \ * + = | : ; " ? < > ,

    • The name must be different than other names on the network.

    After entering the NetBIOS name, click Save.

  7. Click Configure to complete the Active Directory configuration.

To configure an Active Directory server from the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu

  1. Log on to the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu.

  2. Navigate to the Active Directory view as follows:

    Main_Menu > Settings > Security > Authentication > ActiveDirectory

  3. Use the following command to enter the Active Directory fully qualified host name or IP address, then press Enter:

    Configure <hostname or IP Address>

  4. When the Username prompt appears, enter the user name of the AD server Administrator, then press Enter:

  5. When the Password prompt appears, enter a password for the AD server Administrator, then press Enter.

    The message Command was successful should appear. If this message does not appear, proceed to the next step.

  6. If the appliance host name contains more than 15 characters, a message appears to inform you that the host name cannot be used as the NetBIOS name for Active Directory configuration. To complete the Active Directory configuration, you must specify a NetBIOS name for the appliance as follows:

    • Maximum of 15 characters.

    • The name cannot include any of the following special characters: \ * + = | : ; " ? < > ,

    • The name must be different than other names on the network.

    After entering the NetBIOS name, press Enter.

    The message Command was successful should appear.

See Unconfiguring the Active Directory user authentication

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