What is it?
- GFI FaxMaker can get users and groups from one of two supported user directory services, Active Directory or GFI Directory.
- If GFI FaxMaker server is not connected to a domain, Active Directory cannot be used as a user directory service and GFI Directory is required.
Who will use it?
- FaxMaker administrators should use this reference to evaluate preferred service before installation. The directory cannot be changed after installation.
How is it used?
- The sections below provide an overview of GFI FaxMaker directory service types. The document provides an outline of the directory structure's differences that are to be taken into consideration prior to deployment.
- GFI Directory is a directory of users and groups that integrate with GFI FaxMaker and other GFI products.
- If this user directory service is chosen, GFI FaxMaker automatically installs and configures GFI Directory on the server during the Configuration Wizard. If GFI Directory is already installed on the machine where you are installing GFI FaxMaker, for example when another GFI product is utilizing this service, GFI FaxMaker setup automatically connects to the local GFI Directory service.
- Users and groups can be automatically created and managed from the Licensed Users node of GFI FaxMaker Configuration. On user creation, use the Welcome E-mail feature to send an email to users, containing a link to set their account password. This is required to authenticate to GFI FaxMaker, for example, when logging in to the web console or when sending faxes using the GFI FaxMaker Client.
- GFI Directory can also be managed separately from GFI FaxMaker, in its own web-based management console. In a web browser, go to:
- GFI FaxMaker server can get use the directory services of Active Directory when it is connected to a domain.
- Administrators can grant fax and SMS access to Active Directory users and groups. Administrators and users authenticate to GFI FaxMaker using their Active Directory credentials, for example, when logging in to the web console or when sending faxes using the GFI FaxMaker Client.
- It is recommended to use Active Directory when it is available so that user management is done from a central location. No additional configuration is required when using this service.
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