Integrated Active Directory user name examples - On Premises 6.4

Author-it Administrator

The following examples show what happens when users sign in to the library using Active Directory.

When Author-it library user names and Active Directory user names are the same

In these examples both names are the same, so Tex Ryta is known as Tex in the Author-it library and as Tex when logging in over the network.

Users:

Tex Ryta (is an existing user - library user name is not mapped)

  • Library User Name: Tex
  • Active Directory Name: Acme\Tex

Dee Zynah (is an existing user - library user name is mapped)

  • Library User Name: Dee
  • Active Directory Name: Acme\Dee

Anne Ortha (is a new user)

  • Library User Name: (not added)
  • Active Directory Name: Acme\Anne

User

Library User Settings in Administrator

Login Results

Tex Ryta

Library User Name: Tex

Active Directory Mapping: Not mapped to his Active Directory Name

Tex cannot log in to the library using Active Directory. Author-it cannot match the existing library user name to an Active Directory user.

Solution: Author-it administrator maps Tex's library user name to his Active Directory name.

Dee Zynah

Library User Name: Dee

Active Directory Mapping: Has been mapped to her Active Directory Name (Acme\Dee)

Dee successfully logs in to the library using Active Directory.

Anne Ortha

Library User Name: -

Active Directory Mapping: -

Anne logs in to the library for the first time. Author-it doesn't find an existing account when it looks for her name (Anne) so it creates a new account. The Author-it groups that have been mapped to Anne's Active Directory group are added to her account.

When Author-it library user names and Active Directory user names are different

If the user's name in the Author-it library is different from the Active Directory name and there is no mapping the following situation can occur. This example uses "Mark Ateer" as the library user name and "Mark" as the Active Directory name.

User:

Mark Ateer, an existing user whose library user name is not mapped

  • Library User Name: Mark Ateer
  • Active Directory Name: Acme\Mark

A user called "Mark Ateer" exists in the library. When Mark tries to log in to the library using Active Directory, Author-it looks for the name "Mark" but can't find this account. Mark is treated as a first time user and a new account is created in Author-it Administrator.