Verify Connection to an Active Directory

By - Mar 07, 2018

In this article, we provide a simple way to verify if your Kepion web server is joined with an on-premises active directory (Windows AD) domain or Azure active directory (Azure AD) domain.

Before you start

Make sure you can access to the Kepion web server (i.e. the machine that Kepion is installed), and have the permission to share files.

Also gather the following information from a valid user in your organization:

  • Windows AD username, e.g. middleearthad\frodo, where middleearthad is the domain name and frodo is the username
  • Azure AD username, e.g. frodo@middleearthad.onmicrosoft.com

Verify if the Kepion web server is joined with a Windows AD Domain

Sign in to the Kepion web server.

Locate a folder for sharing. Right-click on the folder and select Share with -> Specific people…

On the File Sharing window, click the drop-down icon and select Find people…

On the Select Users or Groups window, enter the Windows AD username, e.g. middleearthad\frodo, and click Check Names.

If the Windows AD username is resolved to a valid credential, that means the machine is joined to a Window AD domain. Below is an example of a resolved credential.

Instead, if you see a Name Not Found window pops up, that indicates the machine is not joined with the specified Windows AD domain, or an AD sync-up is needed.

Click Cancel when you’re done.

Verify if machine is joined with an Azure AD domain

Repeat the steps to share a folder. On the Select Users or Groups window, and enter the Azure AD username, e.g. frodo@middleearthad.onmicrosoft.com, and click Check Names.

If it gets resolved, that means your machine is joined with an Azure AD domain. Otherwise, your machine is not joined with the specified Azure AD domain, or an AD sync-up is needed.

Click Cancel when you’re done.

 


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