Manage directory objects of a custom type

In addition to widely used object types, like User, Group, Computer and organizational unit, Active Directory can contain objects of many other types. It is even possible to define your own object types by extending the Active Directory schema. Adaxes Web interface can be configured to allow you to manage AD objects of any type.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

  • Configure the Web Interface to display objects of a custom type when browsing Active Directory.

  • Customize the view and forms used to create, modify, and rename such objects.

  • Associate an icon with Active Directory objects of a custom type.

  1. Open Adaxes Web interface configurator.

    • On the computer where Web interface configurator is installed, open Windows Start menu.

    • Click Adaxes Web Interface Configurator.

    To configure the Web interface, you need to have the appropriate permissions.


    The permissions to configure the Web interface are delegated via security roles. By default, only service administrators have the appropriate permissions. To enable other users to configure the Web interface, grant them the corresponding permissions.

    To create a security role that grants the permissions to configure Web interface:

    • In Adaxes Administration console, right-click your Adaxes service, point to New and click Security Role.

    • Enter a name for the new security role and click Next.

    • On the Permissions step, click the down arrow embedded into the Add button and click Configure Web Interface.

    • Click Next and follow the steps in the wizard.

  2. In the top left corner, select the Web interface you want to customize.

  3. To configure the Web interface to display objects of a custom type when browsing Active Directory, click Browsing in the left navigation menu.

  4. In the Filter options section:

    • Click Add and select the object type you need, then click OK.

    • Select an icon for the specified object type.

    • Click OK.

  5. Configure how objects of the selected type will be displayed in the Web interface and customize forms for their creation, modification, and renaming. To do so, click Management in the left navigation menu.

  6. In the Forms and views section:

    • Expand the drop-down list, and then click Manage object types.

    • In the dialog that opens, click Add and select the object type you need.

    • Click OK.

    • Select the added object type in the drop-down list.

  7. To customize how objects of the selected type will be displayed in the Web interface, activate the View tab.

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    Activate the Create, Modify, or Rename tab to customize the forms used for creating, editing, and renaming objects of the selected type. For details on how to customize views and forms, see Customize forms for user creation and editing.

  8. Save the changes.

    The settings in a section can be applied to other Web interface types. For this purpose, in the top right corner of the section, click the down arrow button and click Apply to other Web interfaces.

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