What is Active Directory?
Active Directory is Microsoft's Windows Server network-specific directory service. It performs domain management as well as user access and identity management. It's main service, the Active Directory Domain Service, is responsible for storing information about objects in the network, including users and resources, organising them according to a logical hierarchy and makign them available to resolve access issues. With it, users can be provided with a single sign on, with which they can be provided with secure access across the network.
Active Directory also includes a global catalogue of every element, a method of indexing and querying objects for easy location and a replication service which ensures that relevant directory data is provided to all domain controllers and any changes are immediately communicated.
Extract Data From Active Directory
Loome makes it simple to connect to Active Directory and extract data for downstream systems such as an Integration Hub, Reporting Data Store, Data Lake or Enterprise Data Warehouse. In-built features allow bulk selection of all source tables/files to be automatically synced on a regular schedule, minimising data load size leveraging incremental logic.