App Volumes uses Active Directory to assign application to users, computers, groups, and organizational units (OUs).

If you want use a secure connection to connect App Volumes Manager to the domain controller, see Enable Secure Communication Between App Volumes Manager and Active Directory.



  1. From the App Volumes Manager console, go to Configuration > Active Directory > Register Domain.
  2. Enter the Active Directory configuration information and click Create.



    Active Directory Domain Name

    A fully qualified domain name of the Active Directory domain where users and target computers are residing, for example

    Domain Controller Hosts (Optional)

    IP address ( or FQDN ( You can also provide the virtual IP address of a load balancer that is used as the front-end server of the domain controller. This option provides High Availability (HA) capability for connections to Active Directory.

    You can add multiple domain controller hosts; use commas to separate the names of the hosts.


    If you do not add a domain controller host, the system will detect the hosts that are available and connect to the nearest domain controller.

    LDAP Base (Optional)

    Distinguished name of the Active Directory container or organizational unit that stores required entities (if you want to limit the scope of enumeration). By default, App Volumes Manager enumerates all users, groups, OUs, and computer objects within Active Directory.

    Example: OU=Engineering, DC=corp, DC=vmware, DC=com


    The user name of the service account that has access to the target Active Directory domain. For example, admin-1. The user can be an administrator with read-only permissions.


    The password for the service account. Ensure that domain policies do not enforce password expiration for the service account.

    Use LDAPs (Optional)

    Check the Use Secure Connection box if your domain controllers are configured with TLS certificates for LDAP connections. Check the box to encrypt communication between App Volumes Manager and the domain controller.

    Port (Optional)

    A port number other than the default.