Microsoft Active Directory (AD) is an essential component of your school network. It helps you manage computers, servers, users and permissions. With RM Unify, we help you reduce the burden of user management in your cloud services, but we can also do the same for your AD users too.
As a school, you must first decide whether you want to drive your AD user management from RM Unify, or drive RM Unify from your own AD.
- Want to drive AD users from the MIS, via RM Unify? You need RM Unify Network Provisioning, so continue reading this article.
- Want to drive RM Unify users from your AD because you have existing AD management strategies? You need RM Unify AD Sync. Please refer to DWN3182456 in the Other Useful Articles section below.
Note: Today, support is limited to networks provisioned from a single RM Unify establishment. Support for networks provisioned from multiple RM Unify establishments is coming soon.
Note: For CC4 customers, this is supported on CC4.5 (i.e., where your CC4 First server is 2012R2) and above networks.
The RM Unify Network Provisioning feature takes the stress out of managing users in AD. It is a bolt-on for RM Unify and its primary tasks are:
- Creating users in your AD network and providing ongoing synchronisation of the user attributes.
- Synchronising passwords in both directions, from cloud-to-network and network-to-cloud.