Create AD Account

Create AD Account

The Create AD Account widget creates an Active Directory user account in the LDAP path selected in the widget properties. The widget has the option to generate a random password, which is saved to a workflow variable.

This widget uses the Active Directory Settings and Active Directory Account Options properties configured in the Workflow Conductor Control Panel > General Settings page. These settings provide a list of pre-configured LDAP paths that can be used in the widget, determine if Conductor Studio designers can enter their own LDAP paths, and set default account policies for new accounts.

NOTE: This widget accesses Active Directory with the permission of the user account configured with the LDAP path selected in the widget.

Widget Properties:

Column Description
New Account Details (Required)

Click the Icon-Ellipsis button to specify the Active Directory LDAP path and account information for the new user:

  • LDAP Path:

    • If there are pre-defined LDAP paths configured in the Workflow Conductor Control Panel > General Settings page, they will be listed here. Select an LDAP path from the list to create a user account in one of the pre-configured Active Directory locations.
    • If the option to Allow custom LDAP paths in widgets is selected in the Workflow Conductor Control Panel > General Settings page, you can also select Other LDAP Path and enter an LDAP path and a user name and password with permission to create user accounts in that Active Directory location. See the General Settings page for LDAP path examples.
  • New Account Details:

    • Complete required and optional Active Directory account properties. Properties can be entered by typing values directly or by entering a lookup using the Add Lookup icon (Icon-Search).
    • The Autogenerate Password option is selected by default for new user accounts. This option generates a random password, which is stored in the variable selected on the main Widget Properties pane. The password will follow these rules:
      • Password length will meet or exceed Active Directory password length requirements, with a minimum length of 8 characters.
      • Password strength will include a random set of lowercase, uppercase, numbers, and symbols (`~!@#$%^&*()-_=+[]{}|;:'”,<.>/?).
        To specify a password, uncheck the Autogenerate Password option and type a password that meets or exceeds Active Directory policy.
Save Password to Variable (Required) Select a workflow variable with a Text data type to store the auto-generated or manually-entered account password. Create variables in the Workflow Settings tab in the settings pane, or click the Create new variable link next to the variable list. The password variable can be used later in your workflow to reference the password you just assigned.
Click Apply to save the widget settings.

Example of Using Create AD Account Widget

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