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Configure Active Directory settings

You should configure the Active Directory settings to import users and groups from the Windows Active Directory and synchronize their details after importing into the Bold Reports On-Premise. To configure Active Directory with Bold Reports On-Premise, follow these steps:

  • Click the Settings option in the Report Server left-side panel and navigate to the User Directories tab, and then select Windows Active Directory as shown in the following image. Active Directory Settings

  • You will need the following Active Directory details to configure Bold Reports with your Active Directory:

    • Username and Password: Username and password of the user present in the Active Directory domain.
    • LDAP URL: IP or DNS name of the Windows Server, where you have Active Directory Domain Services enabled. For example, LDAP://
    • Distinguished Name: FQDN of the Active Directory.
    • Enable/Disable SSL connection to Active Directory: Please enable this checkbox if your Windows Server requires an SSL connection for connectivity.
    • Port Number: The default port for non-SSL connections is 389, and for SSL connections, it is 636.

How to find FQDN

Follow the below steps to find out the distinguished name of your Active Directory.

  1. Go to Run (Win + R) and type sysdm.cpl on a machine connected to the Active Directory or on the Windows Server where you have Active Directory Domain Services enabled.

    Execute sysdm.cpl command

  2. The System Properties dialog will open, and you can find the distinguished name labeled as Domain.

    Distinguished Name - Domain

You can search either all the users in the domain or users in the specific group that belongs to an organization in the specific domain.

For example, if your Domain is, to search for all the users of the domain, you have to type in dc=www,dc=example,dc=com.

To search for users in a specific group (e.g., TestGroup) of an organization (e.g., Syncfusion) in the domain, you can type in CN=TestGroup,OU=Syncfusion,DC=www,DC=example,DC=com.

The following table lists the attribute types.

String Attribute Type
CN commonName
OU organizationalUnitName
DC domainComponent

This filter will search and list the users in the group named TestGroup of an organization named Syncfusion in the domain

Note: Click Test Connection to validate the connection with given details, and then click Save.