Part 1: How to Create a User for Active Directory Services
Ask any builder and they’ll tell you, a solid foundation makes all the difference. It determines the longevity of a structure. In the world of user management, the initial creation of new accounts is no different. That’s why Bamboo returned to the manufacturing floor to create a powerful new release for SharePoint 2013 of User Account Setup Web Part, one of Bamboo’s leading SharePoint Administration products.
As Part One of three in a new series on User Account Setup Web Part and its key functionalities, this article will show you how to create a user for Active Directory Services.
To begin, navigate to the Edit Page menu and click on the Insert tab. Choose Bamboo Solutions from Categories and User Account Setup Web Part from Parts.
Since your User Account Setup Web Part has not yet been configured, you’ll get the following message on your screen:
To begin configuring the Web Part, go to Modify in the tool pane and click the Authentication Provider tab. Next, select the Authentication Provider type.
In Select a Zone, choose Default.
In Authentication Provider, select the Active Directory Services radio button:
In the Authentication Provider Administrator Account section, input the username of the individual who has administrative permission on your domain server:
In the SharePoint Administrator Account section, input the username of the individual who has site collection administrators on your site:
In the Active Directory Connection Details section, enter the Fully-qualified domain name as well as the Domain name:
In the New Account Setting section, select the password policy for the account, as needed:
Next, go to the Active Directory Services tab and review the default columns which will be visible on the Web Part. Please note that you are able to add and/or remove additional columns, as needed:
In the Active Directory Organizational Unit section, enter the Organizational Unit levels (i.e., Level1Level2Level3)
These levels will now belong to the structure in Active Directory Users and Computers as follows:
If you want to have several Organizational Unit names to select from when creating a user, select the Allow requestor to select an organizational unit radio button and add the Organizational Unit as pictured below:
In the event that you want to add the created user to an AD Security Group(s), in the Active Directory Security Groups section, select Add user to Active Directory security group and enter the group name into the textbox:
In the event that you want to add the created user to the SharePoint group on your site, in the SharePoint Groups section, select Add Group and enter the SharePoint group’s URL:
In the event that you want to grant a certain permission level for the created user on your site, in SharePoint Permission Levels, select Grant user SharePoint permission level and enter the site URL and respective permission level:
Check Save and Close the tool pane. The User Account Setup Web Part will look as follows:
Input the user information into all applicable text boxes and click Create User:
Select the Organizational Unit name and group name, as needed for the created user:
Click the Create User button.
Upon successfully completing the above steps, the Web Part will give you the following message:
Navigate to the Active Directory Users and Computers. You will now see the created user listed in the Organizational Units and Groups which you selected above.
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Want even more User Account Setup Web Part for SharePoint 2013? Check out Parts two and three of our series:
- Part 2: User Account Setup Web Part User Guide: How to create a user for NT Directory Services
- Part 3: User Account Setup Web Part User Guide: How to Create a User for Forms Based Authentication