The ADQuickStartJDBC quick start gives you most of everything you need to use MyVD to integrate Linux with Active Directory using MyVD. This quick start will NOT setup an ApacheDB database. You will need to create tables based on the below instructions in your chosen database server. You will also need to copy the jar file that contains your database drivers into the MY_VD/lib directory. This quick start will integrate Active Directory an optionally setup SSL options. Before running this quick start you need the following information:

Option Description Example
Active Directory domain controller host The host of the AD system
AD Port The port of the AD system By default: 389 for non-ssl, 636 for ssl
AD Domain The domain name
AD Search User DN for user for MyVD to connect to AD. This user must have no search controls placed on it. Do not include the domain name in the dn cn=MyVDUser,cn=Users
AD Search Users Password Password for the MyVD user password
AD User Base The base for all users and groups, minus the domain name Typically “cn=Users”
Use SSL to connect to AD? Determines if SSL will be used for connecting to AD
Use Kerberos for authentication Determines if Kerberos should be used for authentication, useful when there is no AD SSL availability
Create Self Signed Certificate? Determines if a self signed certificate should be created for MyVD If you do not have a certificate authority or want to get up and running quickly
JDBC Driver The class name of the jdbc driver For ApacheDB: org.apache.derby.jdbc.EmbeddedDriver
JDBC Url The JDBC url for the database For ApacheDB : jdbc:derby:myvdPosix;create=true
JDBC User The user to use to connect to the database, must have write permissions
JDBC Password The password for the jdbc user

In your database you must create the following tables:


Field Type Options
id int Primary key, auto increment
objectGuid varchar(255) unique index
homeDir varchar(255) no index
loginShell varchar(255) no index


Field Type Options
id int Primary key, auto increment
objectGuid varchar(255) unique index

Once completed an LDAP search from the base you configure will pre-populate the database.