Configuring Your ix2 Network Storage to Use Active
If you have an existing Active Directory user organization, you can incorporate it into the ix2 Management
Console. Your ix2 can work in a high availability environment, which means it can work with multiple
AD servers should one server fail or go offline.
When you configure Active Directory, you
To configure Active Directory, manually add the ix2 to your DNS server. Set the ix2 DNS setting
to point to your DNS server. On the Network page, uncheck Automatically configure all
network settings, type the IP address of your DNS Server in the text box, and click Apply to
save your settings.
Configure the ix2 to join the Active Directory domain. Open the Domain Management page from
Network or System and click ON to enable Active Directory.
Provide the following connectivity information for the existing AD user organization that you want
to incorporate into the ix2:
Domain Name — the actual name of your Active Directory domain, for example, sohoad.com.
Preferred Server — the actual name or IP address of your Active Directory Server, for
example, ad-server.sohoad.com or 10.14.50.12.
Organizational Unit — an optional predefined subset of directory objects within an Active
Administrator Username — the Active Directory username with domain administrator
Administrator Password — the Active Directory password for the specified Active Directory
Users/Groups Refresh Interval — how often the ix2 should refresh the list of available users
and groups from the Active Directory server.
Local Network Encryption (SSL) — enforces encryption on your local network.
Remote Network Encryption (SSL) — enforces encryption outside your local network, such
as through the internet. Choices for both encryption types are Not required and Always
(encryption is always enforced). Always encrypting communication is safest, but can impact
Enable trusted domains — enables your ix2 to allow access to other domains.
Click Apply to save your settings.
Enabling Active Directory Trusted Domains
By enabling Active Directory trusted domains on your ix2, you enable the importing of users and groups
from other trusted domains to your ix2 device. Those users and groups from other domains will then have
access to features on your ix2, including accessing folders and documents in Shares, and joining any
Personal Cloud of which the device is a member.
on your ix2.
Configuring Your ix2 Network Storage to Use Active Directory
Setting up Your ix2 Network Storage