Active Directory Guide

Active Directory® has been the leading directory service for the past two decades, and it’s seemingly here to stay, in spite of Microsoft’s moves with Azure® Active Directory. So, understanding Active Directory (AD) and how to use it in the current identity and access management (IAM) landscape is critical. Of course, the quest to understanding Active Directory is no easy feat. We get that, so we’ve put together this definitive guide that will walk you through Active Directory fundamentals like why you should even consider using it, what it is, and how to get started.



If you’re wondering why you should use the RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) protocol at all, consider this: You may have myriad networking / infrastructure devices, as well as networks that many users need to access and connect to, but you have no central authentication mechanism to enable access. That’s where the RADIUS protocol comes in.