Sync Active Directory users from multiple domains with Advanced LDAP - Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows
Historically, in order to load users member from multiple Active Directory Domains was not possible with a single User Directory Connector. It was required to create one User Directory Connector per domain making the Active Directory administration more complex for the IT Team.
Starting from Qlik Sense September 2020, it is now possible to achieve this with Advanced LDAP.
Starting on Qlik Sense February 2021, multiple domain names are synchronized instead of allowing for duplicate users with the real domain name to populate when they login. (Look for QB-2187)
Make sure there full trust between the different Active Directory Domains in the same forest.
In one of the domain, create an Active Directory Universal Security group and add the list of users from multiple domains you want to sync into Qlik Sense.
Then go to QMC -> User Directory Connector and create an Advanced LDAP Connection
Provide a name and user directory name
Uncheck the box “Sync user data for existing users” so that we can import new users into Qlik Sense
In the host section, you will need to point to the Global Catalog port which is 3268 for LDAP and 3269 for LDAPS by default so that the sync can capture user through the entire forest.
Add a username and password to connect to the Global Catalog.
The base DN here is important as it needs to refer to the forest name in order to navigate through the child domains.
You can then add an LDAP filter to load the user member of the group you created earlier. Make sure that the rootAdmin accounts used to manage Qlik Sense are not excluded by the new LDAP filter. More information under How to avoid the RootAdmin(s) from becoming inactive
And finally you will need to change in the Directory entry attributes the User identifier from “inetOrgPerson” to “person”. This is specific to Active Directory.
It is now time to run the synchronization and check that your users are imported.
The information in this article is provided as-is and to be used at own discretion. Depending on tool(s) used, customization(s), and/or other factors ongoing support on the solution above may not be provided by Qlik Support.