Connect your Active Directory to your cloud Human Resource Management System

AD Linked provides simple connections to your Cloud HRMS, automating the process of provisioning, deprovisioning, and updating user profiles in Active Directory.

Effortless HR driven employee lifecycle management by connecting your Active Directory and cloud HRMS

Traditional Approach

Traditionally, your human resources department informs the IT staff to provision accounts for new hires, and deprovision accounts when employees leave. Updates to employee profiles, such as, location, department, job title, etc., need to be addressed immediately. Methods such as emails, uploading CSV files, or custom scripts are used to keep your Active Directory updated. These procedures are insecure, error prone, hard to manage, and creates bottlenecks in user onboarding and increases security risks when the access rights of former employees are not revoked in time.

Using AD Linked

By using an easy to create connection between your cloud human resource management system (HRMS) and your Active Directory (AD), AD Linked will synchronize selected data stored in the  employee profile of your HRMS, with corresponding attributes in AD. The process protects data integrity, avoids data entry errors, tightens security, and saves IT staff time. AD users are created, updated, and disabled when HR staff create or update employee data establishing the HRMS as the Single Source of Truth (SSOT).

Key benefits of HR driven employee lifecycle management

Increase productivity

HR Team emails, HRMS CSV export files, complicated scripts are no longer needed. Using AD Linked, you can automatically provision accounts in Active Directory, accelerating the employee onboarding process.

Manage risk

Ex-employees’ accounts can go unnoticed and it’s crucial to disable these accounts in AD as quickly as possible to mitigate potential compromise of ex-employees’ accounts. By integrating AD Linked with your cloud HRMS, the accounts of former employees will be disabled immediately, no longer relying on manual methods to perform this process. Protecting your company data from a breach by reducing the access window of a malicious user accessing sensitive data.

Synchronize updates

Roles and responsibilities of employees change constantly, and the IT team is tasked with updating the properties of their AD accounts, add them to relevant groups, or move them to another organizational unit. With AD Linked connected to your cloud HRMS, changes in the employee fields in the HRMS database will automatically trigger changes in the corresponding attributes in AD.

Key features of AD Linked

Connection Wizards

Connections wizards help create a connection to your source data, usually a cloud HRMS, and your Active Directoy, verify your connections, and configure your syncronization process for a flawless excecution.

User Creation Option

For each connection, you can opt to create new users. If this option is selected, you can set new users’ options such as:

  • Default logon name
  • Default password
  • Default AD container

User Disable

For each connection, you can opt to disable existing users. If this option is selected, you can select the key field and it’s value that will trigger AD Linked to disable a user object.

Field Mappings

Select fields from source data to map directly to AD attributes or set defaults for empty values. Keep your AD user profiles up to date with HR data.

Connection Options

Select the connection sync intervals, set the number of employees to sync, and select the key field to use for synchronization.

Connect Softerra Adaxes (Optional)

If you have deployed Softerra’s Adaxes software for your Active Directory automation and management, connection wizard will help you connect and run all AD activity through Adaxes, enabling the use of its powerful workflow engine.

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