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What is a Windows AD Group?

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Nodinite can authenticate Users that are members of Windows AD Groups. You can associate these with the instance-specific Nodinite application Roles. Use Windows domain groups instead of pinpointing individual Windows user accounts.

  • All Windows AD Groups can be added, except the built-in Windows Administrators group.
  • For any Role; The Nodinite Administrator can mix Users and Windows AD Groups freely.

NOTE: There is no validation on the names entered; Ensure that the Windows group actually exists and is adequately spelt.

NOTE: If someone renames the Windows AD Group, the Nodinite Administrator must manually mirror these changes in Nodinite

You must be a member of the Nodinite Administrators role to manage the Windows AD Groups (and all other administrative parts/objects).

Policy-based authorization

In Nodinite, there is a privileged role named Administrators. You can not rename and/or delete this role. See Access Management for additional details.


The IIS Windows Server hosting Nodinite must be part of the Windows domain/forest (with proper trusts, if this is applicable).

System Parameters

To enable the use of Windows AD groups; You must set the System Parameter UseActiveDirectoryGroups to the value "true". Also, the Nodinite IIS AppPools (Web Client and Web API) must be recycled, and the browser must be re-read (usually ctrl+F5 or ctrl+R).

UseActiveDirectoryGroups option

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