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Active Roles

Management and Security for Hybrid Active Directory and Beyond

One Identity Active Roles delivers automated user account and group management that overcomes the shortcomings of native Microsoft Active Directory and Azure Active Directory tools. These enhanced identity-management capabilities enable you to do your job more efficiently, more accurately, and with less manual intervention. Active Roles is designed with a modular architecture, so your organization can easily meet your business requirements today and in the future. With Active Roles, you can automate tedious and error-prone administrative tasks and solve security issues by protecting and controlling all-important administrative access.

Key benefits

Automate AD/AAD administration
Regulate admin access
Overcome native AD tool limitations
Expand AD control beyond Windows

Capabilities

Hybrid AD ready

Hybrid AD ready

Active Roles is optimized to serve the needs of both on-prem AD and Azure AD in a hybrid deployment. It offers a single console, unified workflows and a consistent administrative experience across your entire hybrid environment. It eliminates the cumbersome, error-prone, and unnecessary challenges that come with using separate native tools and manual processes.

Secure access

Secure access

Active Roles provides comprehensive privileged account management for Active Directory and Azure Active Directory, enabling you to control access through delegation using a least-privilege model. Based on defined administrative policies and associated permissions, it generates and strictly enforces access rules, eliminating the errors and inconsistencies common with native approaches to hybrid AD management. Plus, robust and personalized approval procedures establish an IT process and oversight consistent with business requirements, with responsibility chains that complement the automated management of directory data.

Automate account administration

Automate account administration

Active Roles automates a wide variety of tasks, including:

  • Creating user accounts and groups in AD and AAD
  • Extending AD/AAD-based account administrative actions to non-Windows systems and SaaS applications
  • Creating mailboxes in Exchange and Exchange Online
  • Populating groups across AD and AAD
  • Assigning resource in Windows

It also automates the process of reassigning and removing user access rights in AD, AAD and AD-joined systems (including user and group de-provisioning) to ensure an efficient and secure administrative process over the user and group lifecycles. When a user’s access needs to be changed or removed, updates are made automatically across all relevant systems and applications in the hybrid AD/AAD environment, as well as AD-joined systems, including UNIX, Linux, Mac OS X rich (replace ‘as well as’ with ‘and’) and a growing collection of popular SaaS applications via the One Identity Starling Connect solution.

Day to day directory management

Day to day directory management

With Active Roles, you can easily manage all of the following for both the on-prem and Azure AD environments:

  • Exchange recipients, including mailbox/OCS assignment, creation, movement, deletion, permissions and distribution list management
  • Groups
  • Computers, including shares, printers, local users and groups
  • Active Directory and Azure Active Directory

Active Roles includes intuitive interfaces to optimize day-to- day administration and help-desk operations of the hybrid AD/AAD environment via both an MMC snap-in and a web interface.

Extend the administrative scope

Extend the administrative scope

Active Roles supports the SCIM standard, which allows any SCIM-enabled SaaS application (via One Identity Starling Connect) to be embraced in the AD-based account and group administration capabilities of Active Roles.

Manage groups and users in a hosted environment

Manage groups and users in a hosted environment

Synchronize AD domain clients with host AD domain in hosted environments. Active Roles enables user and group account management from the client domain to the hosted domain, while also synchronizing attributes and passwords. Utilize out-of-the-box connectors to synchronize your on-premises AD accounts to Microsoft Office 365, Lync Online / Skype for Business and SharePoint Online.

Consolidate management points through integration

Consolidate management points through integration

Active Roles complements your existing technology and IAM strategy. It simplifies and consolidates management points by ensuring easy integration with many One Identity products, including Identity Manager, Safeguard, Authentication Services, Password Manager and ChangeAuditor. Active Roles also automates and extends the capabilities of PowerShell, ADSI, SPML and customizable web interfaces.

Active Roles comes with all the synchronization technology necessary to manage and secure:

  • Lync / Skype for Business
  • Exchange
  • One Drive
  • SharePoint
  • AD LDS
  • Office 365 (including roles and groups)
  • Azure AD
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • OLE DB (MS Access)
  • Flat file

Automatic, consistent, and complete management

Automatic, consistent, and complete management
Active Roles overcomes the shortcomings of native tools for hybrid Active Directory management and security

Supported platforms

Lync / Skype for Business
Exchange
One Drive
SharePoint
AD LDS
Office 365
Azure AD
Microsoft SQL Server
OLE DB (MS Access)
Flat file

    Single Pane of Glass

  • Manage all systems in your hybrid AD environment with a single pane of glass

  • Access Templates

  • Accelerate provisioning with simple, easily managed access templates

  • Drag and Drop Workflows

  • Enjoy simplicity with drag-and-drop workflows for user, admin and group tasks

  • Security Policy

  • Place 'guard rails' around data in AD for efficiency and security

  • Change History

  • Single-mouse-click view of the "who/what/when/where" of particular objects

  • Identity Analytics

  • Elegant user-rights interface heads off potential problems and reduces risk

Specifications

Before installing Active Roles 7.1, ensure that your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements.

Active Roles includes the following components:

  • Administration Service
  • Web Interface
  • Console (MMC Interface)
  • Management Tools
  • Synchronization Service

This section lists the hardware and software requirements for installing and running each of these components.

Resources

Active Roles
Datasheet
Active Roles
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EBook - The top five ways to relieve the pain of managing hybrid AD environments
E-book
EBook - The top five ways to relieve the pain of managing hybrid AD environments
EBook - The top five ways to relieve the pain of managing hybrid AD environments
Managing on-prem AD is hard enough, but when you throw Azure AD into the mix things can get out of control quickly. This eBook discusses the top five challenges facing those with a hybrid AD environment and offers actionable solutions to ease the pain.
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Future-Proof Your Tactical IAM Projects.
E-book
Future-Proof Your Tactical IAM Projects.
Future-Proof Your Tactical IAM Projects.
It’s often thought that identity and access management (IAM) is a term that is reserved for large-scale, strategic projects that focus on governance, enterprise provisioning and privileged account management (PAM). Without question, these things are very
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The Breach Prevention Playbook
E-book
The Breach Prevention Playbook
The Breach Prevention Playbook
This eBook focuses on the IAM practices and technologies that provide the best path to cyber-security.
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The 12 essential tasks for managing Active Directory Domain Services
The 12 essential tasks for managing Active Directory Domain Services

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The 12 essential tasks for managing Active Directory Domain Services
Learn how to efficiently manage Active Directory domain services with the whitepaper "The 12 Essential Tasks of Active Directory Domain Services"
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Use Active Directory groups to manage access control
Use Active Directory groups to manage access control

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Use Active Directory groups to manage access control
Learn how to more effectively manage Active Directory access using the techniques described in the whitepaper "Access Control Is Easy: Use Active Directory Groups and Manage Them Well"
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Active Roles help the University of West Scotland delivers fast, low impact systems migration
Case Study
Active Roles help the University of West Scotland delivers fast, low impact systems migration
Active Roles help the University of West Scotland delivers fast, low impact systems migration
The university needed to streamline IT management by migrating 22,000 users from legacy environments to Active Directory® and Microsoft® Exchange Server. Active Roles provided flexible delegation of AD permissions and role-based security features
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Keep Active Directory secure by separating administration roles
Keep Active Directory secure by separating administration roles

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Keep Active Directory secure by separating administration roles
Learn how to improve Active Directory security using the techniques described in the whitepaper "The Keys to the Kingdom: Limiting Active Directory Administrators" sponsored by One Identity.
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