AD Integration

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1 AD Integration

"AD Integration" enables you to integrate WFilter NG Firewall with microsoft active directory, so you can:

  • Detect AD username of online devices.
  • Set internet access and bandwidth shaper policies based on AD users.
  • Record AD users internet activity.

For example:

  • The real-time bandwidth will show AD username:

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  • Choose applied-to users(AD OU & users):

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2 Settings

  • Domain Controller: Domain Controller ip address.
  • Port: port of your DC, 389 in default.
  • Domain Admin: domain admin user(The admin user shall belong to the "Domain Admins" group.)
  • Domain Name: domain dns name.
  • DC Location: where is your DC located?
  • Script Key: communication key for the adclient logon/logoff script.
  • Advanced Settings:
    • Interval of polling domain controller, 10 seconds in default.
    • User entry timeout, user will expire upon timeout.
    • Sync domain users, automatically retrieve users from domain controller.
    • "Below OU Only": only listed OU members will be retrieved, blank retrieves all.

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  • Notice:
    • WFilter NG Firewall uses different machanism to retrieve logon domain users when the DC is in external or internal network.
    • When "automatically sync domain users" is enabled, new or deleted domain users will be synced to WFilter.
    • WFilter detects a domain user when it login into the active directory. So you might need to wait sometime to see logon users.
    • The default user entry timeout is 30 hours. If no re-logon happens in 30 hours after last time logon, this username will be timeout.
    • Some programs in the client device will automaticaly logon into the domain with a different AD user. In this case, you can add this user into the "Exception List".

3 Logon/Logoff Script

AD does not record logon ip address for users. So WFilter get AD users for clients in three ways:

  • Polling DC every 10 seconds when DC is in LAN network.
  • Monitoring logon packets to get usernames when DC is in WAN network.
  • Setup Logon/Logoff script in DC's group policy to get client usernames.

Logon/Logoff script is most accurate, while polling DC can not detect logoff action of clients. So you're recommended to enable both.

3.1 Setup Logon/Logoff Script

  • Download adclient.exe, uncompress and copy adclient.exe to Script/Logon and Script/Logoff directories in your domain controller.

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  • Add adclient.exe to domain's logon script:



Parameters: type(login/logout), WFilter server IP, script key.

  • Add adclient.exe to domain's logoff script:



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