Active Directory (AD) is a directory service that Microsoft developed
for Windows domain networks. It authenticates and authorizes all users
and computers in a Windows domain type network, assigning and enforcing
security policies for all computers and installing or updating software.
This charm deploys a Windows Active Directory forest. Active Directory (AD) is a directory service that Microsoft developed for Windows domain networks and is included in most Windows Server operating systems as a set of processes and services.
An Active Directory deployment is a core component for various Windows failover, clustering or live migration scenarios. Hyper-V, Cinder, Exchange, SMB, Failover-Cluster, Microsoft SQL Server Always On or VDI charms use Active Directory for centralized user, authentication, network and resource management.
As Active Directory uses Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) versions 2 and 3, Kerberos and DNS protocols, it can easily interact wit Unix-based services.
In order to deploy Active Directory charm, the following configuration options are mandatory:
How to deploy the charm:
juju deploy cs:~cloudbaseit/active-directory
How to add a relation with another charm:
juju add-relation active-directory <another_deployed_charm>
If another unit is added, another Domain Controller instance will be deployed.
How to add another unit:
juju add-unit active-directory
When a unit is destroyed, an Active Directory controller is demoted and the node will be destroyed.
How to destroy a unit:
juju destroy-unit active-directory/<unit-number>