Active Directory Web Interface
Today, the majority of organisations worldwide use Active Directory to manage and control the identity lifecycle of users. For administrators, help-desk operators, auditors and other users it is crucial to have constant and secure access to Active Directory from any location, even without having physical access to AD servers. The only way to achieve this is to provide a controlled web-based access to the Active Directory environment.
The necessity of Active Directory Web Interface increases drastically if there is a need to delegate AD management tasks to non-administrative staff. Usually, this staff doesn't have access to native AD management tools, and needs a more simple, easy-to-use and intuitive solution. Fortunately, there is such a solution - Softerra Adaxes. Among other AD management facilities, Softerra Adaxes enables highly granular, controlled, and secure Active Directory Web access.
Active Directory Web Interface for Administrators
Softerra Adaxes Web Interface provides administrators and other IT staff, who have appropriate permissions, complete control over Active Directory environment via the Web. Using Adaxes Web Interface administrators can perform a full set of Active Directory management tasks from managing Active Directory objects (users, groups, computers, contacts, etc.) to administering AD domains.
Considering that Softerra Adaxes supports cross-domain and cross-forest Active Directory management, Adaxes Web Interface can be used as a single point for centralised administration of multiple Active Directory domains distributed across different geographic locations.
Active Directory Web Interface for Help Desk
Adaxes Web Interface can also be used as a workplace for help desk technicians. Thanks to its customisation capabilities, the Web Interface can be easily tuned to meet specific needs of the help desk staff of your organisation. This allows to display only the functionality necessary to complete help desk tasks (unlock accounts, reset password, etc.) and avoid visual noise in the user interface. For more details, see Active Directory Help Desk Management.
Active Directory Web Interface for Self Service
Using Adaxes Active Directory Web interface regular users can perform self-service tasks like reviewing and updating their personal information (e.g. telephone numbers, home address), managing passwords, searching the directory, etc. Giving users such a self-service capability allows to reduce the workload of your IT support staff, thus optimizing the expenses associated with it. For more details, see Active Directory Self-Service.
Active Directory Web Interface for Auditors and Other Staff
Using Active Directory Web interface provided by Softerra Adaxes, auditors and other users with necessary permissions can obtain various information on the Active Directory infrastructure and monitor the environment. For these purposes, Adaxes Web interface offers a rich set of Active Directory reports and advanced search functionality.
Active Directory reports can be generated for all managed AD domains, for a specific domain, or for an Organisational Unit or container located in a managed AD domain.
Despite its advanced capabilities, Active Directory search is still very intuitive and easy-to-use.
Alphabetical search allows you to search for people (as well as for contacts, groups, computers, etc.) by the first letter of their names.
Active Directory Web Interface Customisation
Adaxes Active Directory Web Interface has a very flexible configuration and can be customised extensively to suit the unique needs and requirements of your organisation. The Web Interface is delivered already pre-configured with typical settings for Administrators, Help Desk, and Self-Service. Using a very simple and user-friendly configuration tool, you can easily customise the Web Interface to match the unique demands of various job roles in your organisation.
You can configure how Active Directory objects are displayed in the Web Interface, customise forms used for object creation and editing, control what operations users can perform, customise Active Directory search, hide specific Active Directory reports, disable specific features of the Web Interface, and much more.
For more details, see Active Directory Web Interface Customisation.
In addition to Active Directory Web interface, Softerra Adaxes includes a wide variety of features intended to streamline and secure everyday management of Active Directory environments. Adaxes provides means for Automated Provisioning of AD users, approval-based workflow, Role-Based Security, and much more.