Map Author-it groups to Active Directory groups - On Premises R2020

Author-it Administrator

The first step for enabling users to log in using Active Directory is to map the Author-it library groups to their corresponding Active Directory group.

When setting Active Directory:

  • The Active Directory Group list is populated from the DOMAIN\Users organizational unit list. When required, Active Directory names from other organization units can be typed into the drop-down list and saved when Match is selected. Make sure the path and group name are an exact match with Active Directory.
  • When logging in to a library, if a user belongs to more than one Active Directory group the folder permissions from the group that are the "least restrictive" are used.

To map Author-it groups to Active Directory groups in a new library:

  1. Open the library using Author-it Administrator, then go to Security > User and Group Accounts...
  2. Select the Groups tab.
  3. Select an existing group or create a new group.

    Important: If you create a new group make sure you assign the appropriate Author-it Folder and Release State permissions.

  4. Select the Active Directory Group then click Match and complete the mapping.

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  5. Apply your changes.
  6. Repeat the steps until all of the Author-it groups have been mapped to their Active Directory Groups.
  7. Save your changes.