Enable Active Directory authentication

2024/1/21 |

This article describes how to enable Active Directory authentication on CLEAR Engine.

In this article, you will learn how to:

  • Enable Active Directory authentication on CLEAR Engine.

At the end, you will be able to enable Active Directory authentication on CLEAR Engine.

Prerequisites of Active Directory authentication

The following prerequisites must be met to support Active Directory authentication.

  • CLEAR Engine is installed on a member server of the Active Directory domain.
  • The installed Lucent Sky AVM license supports Active Directory authentication.
  • The domain controller(s) of the domain has the same number or more CAL for organizational users on CLEAR Engine.

If the CLEAR Engine instance is part of a cluster, every node in the cluster must meet the prerequisites.

Enable Active Directory authentication on CLEAR Engine

  1. Open Windows PowerShell as administrator.
  2. Enter the following command to open the CLEAR Engine configuration file with the default text editor:

     "C:\Program Files\Lucent Sky\CLEAR Engine\SkyAnalyzer.Engine.exe.config" | Invoke-Item
  3. In the configuration\connectionStrings section, locate the ActiveDirectoryMembership connection string. Change its value according to the Active Directory to authenticate against.
  4. In the configuration\system.web\membership\providers section, add the following before the SqlMembership` provider:

    <add connectionStringName="ActiveDirectoryMembership" name="AspNetActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider" type="System.Web.Security.ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider, System.Web, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a" />

  5. In Windows PowerShell, enter the following command to restart CLEAR Engine:

      Stop-Service "CLEAR Engine"; Start-Service "CLEAR Engine"
  6. Repeat the steps above on every node in the cluster.