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Configuring Active Directory authentication

The Lens Portal supports Microsoft Active Directory (AD) for logging into the portal. This article will explain how to configure this.

The Test connection button will only test the saved configuration. Any changes to the configuration needs to be saved before testing.


  • You will need administrator access to the 7fivefive Lens Portal

  • You will need a service account for the Lens Portal to access the domain

Configure AD in the Lens Portal

  1. Login to the Lens Portal. The user must have the 'Access to Settings' permission for the location where the scheduler will be enabled.

  2. In the left sidebar, open the Configuration menu, then select the Settings option

  3. Under the General group, select the Authentication option

  4. Click the Active Directory/LDAP tab

  5. Check the Enabled toggle

  6. In the Server FQDN field, enter the FQDN for the Active Directory domain the Lens Portal should contact. You may also add the IP of a specific domain controller.

  7. If you require LDAPS, then check the Enable LDAPS toggle

  8. In the Search section, enter the domain's base distinguishing name (DN) into the Base DN field. Please note, the service account used to connect to the domain must be within this search base.

  9. Enter the user's search DN into the User Search DN field.

  10. Enter the group search DN into the Group Search DN field.

  11. Scroll down to the Bind Credentials section and enter the Lens service account username in the Username field.

  12. In the Distinguished Name (DN) field, enter the DN for the Lens service account.

  13. In the Password field, enter the password for the Lens service account.

  14. Click the Save button

  15. Confirm the domain connection by scrolling up to the Server FQDN or IP field and by clicking the Test connection button.

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