Cerberus FTP Server Professional is able to authenticate users against a domain's Active Directory database. Active Directory is a logical grouping of users and computers in a Windows domain, centrally managed by servers called domain controllers.
Configuring Cerberus to use Active Directory authentication simply requires enabling Active Directory authentication and telling the server the name of the domain to authenticate against. The rest of the configuration is automatic. Users are able to login to the server over FTP, SSH SFTP, or through the HTTP/S web client, using the same username and password they use to log into their workstations on the domain. For the purpose of access to files and folders, the user has the same access as the Active Directory user with the same name. All operations on the server by the user are carried out while impersonating the Active Directory user.
What do I need to use Active Directory Authentication?
A Windows Domain Controller running Active Directory. The server running Cerberus FTP Server does not have to be a domain controller and the server can be installed on any machine that is a member of the domain.