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Configuring an Active Directory User Identity

The Active Directory content is accessible in read-only to any user from the domain or from a trusted domain. The Active Directory connector can therefore use any Active Directory user to crawl and index the Active Directory content. You must configure a CES user identity that contains information about the user you choose to use. You will later associate this user identity with the Active Directory source.

Note: A best practice is to create an Active Directory user dedicated to the CES connector and for which the password never changes.

To configure an Active Directory user identity

  1. In Active Directory, choose or create a user that the connector will use to crawl Active Directory content.
  2. On the Coveo server, access the Administration Tool (see Opening the Administration Tool).

  3. Select Configuration > Security.

  4. In the Security page, in the navigation panel on the left, click User Identities.

  5. In the User Identities page, click Add.

  6. In the Modify User Identity page:

    1. In the Name field, enter a name of your choice to describe this user identity to be uses to crawl Active Directory. This name appears only in the Coveo Administration Tool when you assign a user identity to a source.

    2. In the User field, enter the username in the domain\username form for the Active Directory account that you selected or created to crawl and index the content.

    3. In the Password field, enter the password for the Active Directory account.

      Note: The Option, Client certificate, Store, and Certificate parameters do not apply to the Active Directory connector.

    4. Click Save.

What's Next?

Configure and index the Active Directory source (see Creating and Indexing an Active Directory Source). This includes assigning the user identity to the source.