Active Directory

Use the Configuration > System > Active Directory page to configure access to your Active Directory server, which allows the appliance to use Active Directory user and group information.

Important
It is essential that the time on your Active Directory server is synchronized with the time on your appliance. We suggest that you use the network time protocol on your Active Directory server with 0.sophos.pool.ntp.org as the NTP server, which is the NTP server pool used by the appliance. If you use a different NTP server for your Active Directory server, you must configure the appliance to use the same NTP server, which is configured on the Configuration > System > Time Zone page.

Active Directory authentication options are configured on the System: Authentication page. You can authenticate users with a single sign on, through a captive portal, or use a combination of the two. By creating authentication profiles and connection profiles, you can specify different authentication methods for different connections. For more information, see "Authentication".