|System Settings, Defaults, Clusters, and Active Directory Authentication / Configuring Active Directory Authentication|
Active Directory is not used for authorization of Vocera users since its handled by Vocera permission groups.
Active Directory is Microsoft's LDAP directory service for Windows domain networks. It is included with most versions of Microsoft Windows Server. The Active Directory domain controller performs many functions, such as authenticating and authorizing all users and computers in a Windows domain type network. However, Vocera uses Active Directory only to authenticate users using the central Active Directory database.
If you configure the Vocera Voice Server to use Active Directory authentication, users can log into Vocera Voice clients (such as the Administration Console or Staff Assignment) with their current network credentials. All user passwords reside in Active Directory rather than in the Vocera Voice Server database, simplifying administration.
You must configure both the Vocera Voice Server and the Active Directory server for Active Directory authentication to work correctly. Depending on how your Vocera user accounts have been set up, you may need to map an Active Directory login attribute to use for authentication. This login attribute binds the Active Directory credentials to a Vocera user account.
Preparing for Active Directory Authentication: