Integrating with Active Directory

You can use Microsoft Active Directory (AD) to handle authentication on BigFix.

That allows you and other users to log in to the console using your Active Directory credentials, taking advantage of your existing authentication policies. The same advantage applies also to Web Reports.

Starting from BigFix Platform Version 9.5 Patch 14, integration with Active Directory that is configured with LDAP channel binding and LDAP signing is supported.

Note: On Windows platforms, the inspector that manages the calls to the Active Directory causes an ephemeral port to be allocated on the User Datagram Protocol (UDP), in addition to the 52311 port already required for the BESClient process. This port is visible in the output of the netstat -an command.