This article describes the process to follow in order to configure the Remote Active Directory mode in GFI MailEssentials from the Switchboard.
- Launch the GFI MailEssentials Switchboard from Start > Programs > GFI MailEssentials > Switchboard
- Go to the Remote Directory tab and configure:
|Host||Specify the host name of the remote Active Directory server.|
Key in the LDAP port to use to retrieve the list of users from Active Directory. By default, LDAP uses port 389.
To connect using a secure connection, select Use SSL, which by default uses port 636. An SSL certificate is required to use this setting.
If there is a firewall between GFI MailEssentials and Active Directory, open the LDAP port to allow communication.
|Domain\User & Password||Key in the credentials of a domain user which are used to connect to the directory service. Ensure that the password is not set to expire and does not change. If the password changes, this setting needs to be revised accordingly and you may experience some incorrect behavior by GFI MailEssentials since it will not be able to retrieve the list of users.|
Click on Test to ensure the connection and retrieval of users from the Active Directory and click on OK. This will confirm that the Remote Active Directory Mode is enabled.