Campus Active Directory - ARS - Managing AD Objects with ActiveRoles Server

Campus Active Directory can now be managed using the new ActiveRoles Server (ARS) tool.

ARS simplifies AD management by providing an intuitive, secure web interface. ARS is currently being run in parallel with the native Microsoft tools for AD management, but in the future ARS will replace the native tools.

To get started with ActiveRoles Server, please see Getting Started.

This document details the procedures for creating and managing objects in the Campus Active Directory using the ActiveRoles Server (ARS) tool.

Please note: The ARS service is being sunset on December 23rd, 2019.

All Objects

The following are guidelines for all objects:

  • The name of the object must conform to CADS naming convention. Please see Campus Active Directory - Naming Convention for more information.

  • It is recommended that an accurate description is entered into the description field of all objects

In object creation wizards and properties dialog boxes, some property labels may be displayed as hyperlinks. This indicates that ARS enforces policy restrictions on the property. To examine the policy in detail, you can click the label.

The window may display the following information:

  • Policy Description Provides a brief description of the policy

  • Message Details the problem if the supplied property value violates the policy

The windows may be resized to allow for easier reading of the policy information. You can also click arrows in the lower-left corner to display description of other policies enforced on the given property. The Message section is displayed whenever the specified property value violates the policy. The following figure illustrates the situation where a value has not been supplied for a mandatory property. When you click Go To in this window, the console moves the pointer to the field that needs to be corrected. You can type or select an appropriate value to correct your input.