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Active Directory Authentication - Quin-C

Created by: Brendan Bone
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Question

How do I configure Quin-C to use Active Directory authentication?

Notes:

  • Active Directory authentication can only be tied to one domain.  If your users are spread over multiple domains, you should not use Active Directory authentication.
  • Application-level, non-domain users will not be able to log in to Quin-C if Active Directory authentication is enabled.

 

Answer

1. Log in to Quin-C and open the Admin widget
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2. Open the System Administration tab, and then the System Values tab
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3. Scroll down to the Active Directory Information section, and complete the values as defined below:

Server: Name or IP of the Domain Controller
Port: LDAP port (see typical options below)

389 = Standard LDAP/TLS Port on a non-global catalog server
636 = SSL Encrypted LDAPS on a non-global catalog server
3268 = Standard LDAP/TLS Port on a global catalog server
3269 = SSL Encrypted LDAPS on a global catalog server


Base DN: Distinguished Name of the base OU
UserDN: Distinguished Name of a user with Domain Read Object privileges
UseGC: Whether or not to use Global Catalog

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4. Click Save

5.  On the Quin-C server, navigate to the Quin-C bin folder (typically "C:\Program Files\AccessData\Forensic Tools\<version>\bin")

6. Open ADG.WeblabSelfHost.exe.config in a text editor

7. Under the appSettings section, find and edit the value of the UseAD key as defined below:

<add key="UseAD" value="0" />

1: Integrated Windows Authentication (User-based authentication)
2: Integrated Windows Authentication (Group-based authentication, see this)
3: AD + Forms (User-based authentication)

8. Save your changes, and restart the AccessData Quin-C Self Host Service service

Note: If UseAD is set to 1 or 2, you should leave LoginPage.html off the URL when navigating to Quin-C.

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