You must configure the root domain CA certificates if you want to connect securely to Active Directory and also validate the certificate.


  • You must have downloaded root certification authority (CA) certificates of the Active Directory domains. If the certificates are not in PEM (Base64 encoded) format, see the OpenSSL or similar documentation to convert the file to PEM format.
    Note: When you have multiple root certificates from different domains, you can combine all the PEM formatted certificates into a single file by copying the contents of each file one by one to a single .pem file.
  • In App Volumes Manager, domain controller host names that are specified in the domain controller hosts field must match the certificate host names.


  1. Ensure the name of the PEM formatted certificate file is adCA.pem.
  2. On each App Volumes Manager server, copy the adCA.pem file to the /config directory where the App Volumes Manager is installed.
    The default installation location for App Volumes Manager is C:\Program Files (x86)\Cloud Volumes\Manager.
  3. Restart the App Volumes Manager servers.

What to do next

Use App Volumes Manager to connect securely to Active Directory Connection using LDAP over SSL (LDAPS) or StartTLS (LDAP over TLS).