How to Configure the Microsoft Active Directory Domain Controller as Authentication Server at Citrix ADC

Today, I am going to show you how to configure the Microsoft Active Directory Domain Controller as Authentication Server at Citrix ADC.

1.Type the IP address of Citrix ADC in a Web browser to access the virtual appliance.

2.On the Citrix ADC page, select Configuration.

3.On the Configuration page, select Authentication.

4.On the Authentication Servers page, select Dashboard, click Add.

5.On the Create Authentication Server page, configure setting values as below, click Create.

  • Choose Server Type: Select LDAP.

  • Name: Type Authentication server name, in my case is GDMCGY_LDAP.
  • Select Server IP.
  • IP Address: Type IP address of the domain controller server.
  • Security Type: Select PLAINTEXT.
  • Port: Type 389.
  • Server Type: Select AD.
  • Time-out (seconds): Type 3.
  • Select Authentication

Connection Settings

  • Base DN (location of users): In my case is DC=gdmcgy,DC=gooddealmart,DC=ca.
  • Administrator Bind DN: In my case is
  • Administrator Password: Type the administrator password.
  • Confirm Administrator Password: Type administrator password.

Click Test Network connectivity to verify the server is reachable.

Other Settings

  • Server Logon Name Attribute: Select sAMAccountName.
  • Group Attribute: Select memberOf.
  • Sub Attribute Name: Select New, enter cn.
  • SSO Name Attribute: Select New, enter sAMAccountName.
  • Select User Required.
  • Maximum Referral Level: Type 1
  • Referral DNS Lookup: Select A-REC

Nested Group Extraction

  • Select Disabled.

Click Create.

6.On the Authentication Servers page, verify the new LDAP authentication server create succeeded and its status light is green.

Hope you enjoy this post.

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Cary Sun is a Principal Consultant, He has a strong background specializing in datacenter and deployment solutions, and has spent over 20 years in the planning, design, and implementation of network technologies and Management and system integration.He hold CISCO CERTIFIED INTERNETWORK EXPERT (CCIE No.4531) from 1999.Cary is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and Cisco Champion, He is a published author with serveral titles, include blogs on, author for many books. Specialties: CCIE /CCNA / MCSE / MCITP / MCTS / MCSA / Solution Expert / CCA

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