One of the main features of the Alfresco ECM System is the ability to integrate user authentication and synchronization with Microsoft Active Directory.

Unfortunately, integration is not trivial and it is error prone. While I’ll provide explanations how stuff works you can also have a look at the chapter 6 of the Professional Alfresco: Practical Solutions for Enterprise Content Management (Wrox Programmer to Programmer) [] book or to the chapter 4 of the Alfresco 3 Enterprise Content Management Implementation [] book.

In this guide I’ll show you how to achieve full integration with Active Directory which includes Alfresco Explorer and Alfresco Share SSO, CIFS SSO, and Active Directory (LDAP) users and groups synchronization. Continue reading