When you configure an Active Directory, you can choose to have App Volumes Manager communicate securely with the Active Directory.


App Volumes Manager does not validate the SSL certificate of the Active Directory.


Download the root certificate of the Active Directory to the machine where App Volumes Manager is installed.

If the root certificate is not in PEM (Base64 encoded) format, see the OpenSSL or similar documentation to convert the file to PEM format.


  1. Log in as administrator to the machine where App Volumes Manager is installed.
  2. Navigate to the location where you downloaded the root certificate.
  3. Rename the root certificate file to adCA.pem.
  4. Go to the location where App Volumes Manager is installed and copy the adCA.pem file to the /config directory.

    The default installation location for App Volumes Manager is C:\Program Files (x86)\Cloud Volumes\Manager.

    When you have multiple root certificates from different domains, you can combine all the gem certificates into a single file by copying the contents of each file one by one to a single pem file.


You can now use LDAPs when you register an Active Directory. See Register an Active Directory Domain.

If you select LDAPs without configuring the adCA.pem file, you see the following message in App Volumes Manager: Active Directory SSL certificate is skipped for <name-of-active-directory>, check logs for details.. You can however still proceed with the Active Directory configuration.