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  • Society for Family Health (SFH) logo

    IT Advisor

    Society for Family He..Nigeria24 April

    Society for Family Health is one of Nigeria’s largest non-governmental organisations. Founded in 1985 by three eminent Nigerians: Professor Olikoye ...

    Onsite
  • Medecins Sans Frontieres logo

    Information Systems Specialist

    Medecins Sans Frontie..Abuja, Nigeria23 April

    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to ...

    Onsite
  • Bible Society of Nigeria logo

    IT Administrator (System / Network Administrator)

    Bible Society of Nige..Lagos, Nigeria19 April

    The Bible Society of Nigeria was founded on 8th February, 1966 through the pioneering efforts of the late Dr. Francis Ezeogo Akanu Ibiam, the first indigenous ...

    Onsite
  • Bell Oil & Gas logo

    Senior IT Officer

    Bell Oil & GasLagos, Nigeria17 April

    Bell Oil & Gas was incorporated in January 2002 and has experienced unprecedented growth in the Nigerian oil industry. The company is an independent oil ...

    Onsite
  • HSSL Systems Integrator logo

    Senior IT Support Engineer

    HSSL Systems Integrat..Lagos, Nigeria16 April

    HSSL Systems Integrator, is an Enterprise Business Communication Services, Technology and Outsourcing Services Company. We combined unparalleled experience, ...

    Onsite
  • Aluko & Oyebode logo

    Network Administrator

    Aluko & OyebodeLagos, Nigeria16 April

    Aluko & Oyebode, a top-tier full-service law firm, provides world-class legal services to local and international clients with over 70 lawyers and up to ...

    Onsite
  • Merat Hotel and Suites logo

    ICT Associate

    Merat Hotel and Suite..Adamawa, Nigeria15 April

    Merat Hotel and Suites is located in the heart of Yola, Adamawa State. Our work environment pairs a strong commitment to excellent service and authentic ...

    Onsite
  • KyDAL Office Point logo

    IT Operations Coordinator

    KyDAL Office PointOyo, Nigeria12 April

    KyDAL Office Point (KOP) is a world class organization which offers wide range solutions for effective and high performance of co-operate setups. We offer ...

    Onsite
  • Topp Information Technology Consulting (Topp IT Consulting) logo

    Azure Cloud Administrator

    Topp Information Tech..Lagos, Nigeria08 April

    Topp Information Technology Consulting (Topp IT Consulting) is a dynamic and growing company founded by a team of network engineering experts. to advise ...

    Onsite
  • Medecins Sans Frontieres logo

    ICT Supervisor

    Medecins Sans Frontie..Sokoto, Nigeria03 April

    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to ...

    Onsite
  • Fidson Healthcare Plc logo

    Information System Analyst

    Fidson Healthcare PlcLagos, Nigeria02 April

    Fidson Healthcare Plc is a leading pharmaceutical manufacturing company in Nigeria. Founded in 1995, we have relentlessly pursued our goal of becoming a ...

    Onsite
  • CapitalSage Technology Limited logo

    Senior Technical Support Engineer

    CapitalSage Technolog..Lagos, Nigeria01 April

    CapitalSage is an integrated digital financial service group, providing people-driven empowerment and inclusive solutions for individuals and businesses for ...

    Onsite
  • Watu Credit Limited logo

    IT Administrator

    Watu Credit LimitedLagos, Nigeria28 March

    Watu Credit Limited is a dynamic and fast-growing non-bank finance company. Watu Credit Limited harnesses technology to offer unsecured lending, primarily via ...

    Onsite
  • Zojatech Limited logo

    DevOps Engineer

    Zojatech LimitedLagos, Nigeria28 March

      We are a digital transformation consultancy and software development company. We are a digital transformation consultancy and software development ...

    Onsite
  • eRecruiter Nigeria logo

    Head, Application Development & Enterprise Systems

    eRecruiter NigeriaLagos, Nigeria26 March

    eRecruiter Nigeria has deep knowledge of Human resources and recruitment. Our business is in Talent acquisition, recruitment, outsourcing and everything that ...

    Onsite
  • EdoBEST logo

    Manager, IT Operations

    EdoBESTEdo, Nigeria12 March

    The Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (EdoBEST) aims to transform educational outcomes for Edo’s youth in all public schools; enabling growth and ...

    Onsite

What is Active Directory?

Active Directory is a directory service that runs on Microsoft Server. The main function is to enable administrators to manage permissions and control access to network resources. In AD, data is stored as objects which include users, groups, applications, and devices, and these objects are categorised according to their names and attributes. Objects are normally defined as either resource, such as printers or computers, or security principals, such as users or groups.

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) are a core component of Active Directory and provide the primary mechanism for authenticating users and determining which network resources they can access. It stores directory information and handles the interaction of the user with the domain. AD DS verifies access when a user signs into a device or attempts to connect to a server over a network. The hierarchal structures for domain services are as follows:

  1.  Domains: A domain represents a group of objects such as users, groups, and devices, which share the same AD database. A domain is like a branch in a tree. It has the same structures as standard domains and sub-domains, e.g. yourdomain.com and sales.yourdomain.com.

  2. Trees: A tree is one or more domains grouped together in a logical hierarchy. Since domains in a tree are related, they are said to “trust” each other.

  3. Forest: A forest is the highest level of organization within AD and contains a group of trees. The trees in a forest can also trust each other, and will also share directory schemas, catalogs, application information, and domain configurations.

  4. Organizational Units: An OU is used to organize users, groups, computers, and other organizational units.

  5. Containers: A container is similar to an OU, however, unlike an OU, it is not possible to link a Group Policy Object (GPO) to a generic Active Directory container.

There are other services that Active Directory provides. Some of those services are: 

  1. Lightweight Directory Services: LD services provide only a subset of the AD DS features, which makes it more versatile in terms of where it can be run. For example, it can be run as a stand-alone directory service without needing to be integrated with a full implementation of Active Directory.

  2. Certificate Services: You can create, manage and share encryption certificates, which allow users to exchange information securely over the internet.

  3. Rights Management Services: AD RMS is a set of tools that assists with the management of security technologies that will help organizations keep their data secure. Such technologies include encryption, certificates, and authentication, and cover a range of applications and content types, such as emails and Word documents.

Active Directory provides a variety of functional and business benefits. Those benefits include:

  • Security – Active Directory helps businesses improve security by controlling access to network resources.

  • Extensibility – companies can easily organize Active Directory data to align with their organizational structure and business needs.

  • Simplicity – administrators can centrally manage user identities and access privileges across the enterprise, helping businesses simplify management and reduce operations expenses.

  • Resiliency – Active Directory supports redundant components and data replication to enable high availability and business continuity.