Directory Manager

Active Directory User Account Management

Delegate user account management to Human Resources or trusted users.

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Empower Your Users!

Give Human Resources access to edit Active Directory user account properties, reset password, unlock accounts, enable / disable users, and more using a simple but powerful customizable web interface. Directory Manager enables authorized users such as a department secretary, human resources personnel, a receptionist, or Tier 1 support personnel to update Active Directory user and contact information while following rules defined by the administrator. Maximize your Microsoft investment by ensuring user information is standardized and consistent.

Standard Edition Features

User Information Update

Customizable web interface allows users to update their own phone numbers, address, title, department, company, or other information.

Password Reset

Reset other users passwords while following organizational password policies.

Account Management

Enable or disable user accounts, unlock accounts that are locked out, and set account expiration dates.

Office 365 Photo Upload

Photos can be uploaded to your local Active Directory as well as directly to Microsoft 365 (M365) photos.

Data Validation

Standardize and structure user input using required fields, default values, dropdown lists, and data formatting rules.

Address Sets

The address sets feature enables easy selection of address fields based on the selection of a single value such the office name.

Subsets

Define a relationship between two fields (such as Division to Department) such that users only see relevant choices in dropdown lists.

Export

Export Active Directory user search results to a CSV file or Excel spreadsheet.

Help Desk Challenge

When integrated with Directory Update, user can select security questions or Authenticator Id that can enable Help Desk to verify user identity.

Configuration

Configuration is easy via XML configuration files. All help text, buttons text, note fields, and field labels can be changed.

PowerShell Integration

Execute customer developed PowerShell scripts each time a user performs an update.

Audit Log

Each user's last update time can be written to Active Directory. Usage and updates also written to CSV files.

Email Notification

Send email notifications to the end user, their manager, or a pre-defined email address documenting changes made.

Advanced Edition Features

User Creation

Wizard and template driven user account creation ensures that user information and group membership is standard. User account creation can be delegated to Human Resources.

User Deletion

User accounts can be deleted by authorized user. Soft deletion feature disables and hides user account while removing user from assigned security or email groups.

Group Management

Authorized user can add and remove user accounts from security or distribution groups. Sensitive groups can be hidden so that Directory Manager user cannot add users to a sensitive group.

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User Interface

Directory Manager - login page - Ithicos

Forms-based login page

Directory Manager - Delegate Active Directory Management - User List - Ithicos Solutions

User List and Expansion Pane

Directory Manager - Active Direcdtory User Information tab - Ithicos

Configurable User Information tab

Directory Manager - Setting Active Directory Photo - Ithicos

Photo Upload modal - Editing the Active Directory Photo

Directory Manager - Active Directory Password Management tab - Ithicos

Password Management tab - Changing the Active Directory Password

Directory Manager - Account Management tab - Ithicos

Account Management tab - Enable / Disable / Unlock Accounts

Advanced Edition User Interface

Directory Manager Advanced - Active Directory User Creation template list - Directory Update Advanced - Ithicos

Active Directory User Creation template list

Directory Manager Advanced - Active Directory User Account Creation page - Ithicos

User Account Creation page

Directory Manager Advanced - User Creation page - Ithicos

User Creation page

Directory Manager Advanced - User Account Password Creation page  - Ithicos

User Account Password Creation page

Directory Manager Advanced - User Deletion page - Ithicos

User Deletion page

Directory Manager Advanced - Active Directory Group Management web page  - Ithicos

Active Directory Group Management tab

Release Notes and Product Updates

Directory Manager has been in almost continual development since 2007. We release a new version about once every six to nine months. The features and functionality in those new releases reflect customer requests, bug fixes, updates to support new browsers/operating systems, and more.

Directory Manager v3.3

  • Added the Authenticator App option to allow the help desk to verify a user's identity before reseting the user's password.

  • Added the ability to execute a PowerShell script after user information updated.

  • Combined authorized user groups for each tab into one section in AppSettings.xml.

  • Updated SubSettings.xml and AddressSettings.xml to the new format and included those files in Settings Updater wizard.

  • Added a custom LDAP filter for lookup fields.

  • Updated the user list's column filters to work with export function.

  • Added an Edit button in the expand view.

  • Updated the country field, so it can be read-only when used in Address Set.

  • Added the show password button for password fields in Password Management tab.

  • Updated the Account Management tab to have an option to set fields to be read-only and a refresh button.

  • Fixed the interface issues with double wide and horizon form in user information window.

  • Encrypted query strings for user information window.

  • Removed Telerik's RadAsyncUpload from photo upload feature and disabled AsyncUpload Handler in web.config

  • Updated Bootstrap to v4.6.

  • Moved configuration wizard binaries, settings updater binaries, and setup logs to "c:\Program Files" folder

Advanced mode

  • Improved the validations of generated fields to provide error message earlier in the process.

  • Added the ability to execute a PowerShell script after user deleted

  • Combined authorized user groups for each section into one section in AdvancedModeSettings.xml.

  • Added the show password button for password fields in User Creation.

  • Added a search box for available groups in Group Management tab.

  • Added email notification in user creation template to send a copy of email notification to additional email address.

  • Encrypted query strings for user creation window.

Versions Changes / Bug Fixes
3.3.2 Fixed the AccountManagement's email notification issue.
3.3.1
  • Fixed UI issues with double wide and horizon form.
  • Updated the SettingsUpdater to include destination input with default value

Directory Manager v3.2

  • Contains all cumulative updates and compatibility updates.

  • Updates Telerik AJAX controls to address potential security issue.

  • Adds location in web.config file for customer generated machine validation keys.

  • Use Directory Manager v3.1 license key and all XML files.

Versions Changes / Bug Fixes
3.2.9 Fixed the user creation that set the userAccountControl to passwordNotRequired flag.
3.2.8 Fixed the default value in user creation that is not set if the subset is enabled.
3.2.7 Fixed the clear button of search box when showInitialResults="false" to not show user list table.
3.2.6 Fixed the user creation to allow blank group so a new user is created with "Domain Users" group.
3.2.5 Fixed the password strength indicator that could not be disabled in PasswordSettings.xml.
3.2.4 Fixed the "Generate Password" button of User Creation to generate a random password based on minimum password length in PasswordSettings.xml.
Fixed the user creation when a common name contains a comma.
3.2.3 Updated the advanced mode's user creation to check if the generated field already exists and its format uses initials then try to generate a unique value by incrementing the number of initials.
3.2.2 Added subset, addressset, and country-phone validation features to the advanced mode's user creation.
3.2.1 Fixed the home directory field in the advanced mode's user creation to allow any fields to be used for home directory not just the username field and add validation to check if the home directory already exists.

Directory Manager v3.1

  • Windows Server 2016 compatibility

  • Security Challenge Questions allow the help desk to verify a user's identity before reseting the user password.

  • Search by OU (organizational unit) feature allows administrators to specify a list of OUs and a friendly name for each. When a user selects an OU, only the users and contacts in that OU (and all sub OUs) are displayed.

  • Fields (attributes) can now be moved around and added to the interface by modifying only the DirectorySettings.XML file (no modifications required in ASPX files!).

  • Improved photo upload feature; more intuitive and fewer clicks to upload a photo.

  • New boolean attribute type; set field type to "checkbox".

  • Limited abilities to specify authorized users based on the organizational unit (OU) in which the user account is contained.

  • Updated screen and sizing controls; now using Bootstrap style sheets for better screen resizing.

  • Attributes' LDAP attribute names and maximum field lengths are now defined in the XML file.

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, browser compatibility fixes, and improved error detection.

Versions Changes / Bug Fixes
3.1.9
  • Updated the Telerik assemblies to R1 2020 (2020.1.114) version to mitigate a security vulnerability.
  • Fixed the checkbox type to correctly set the checkbox if the value in AD is true.
  • 3.1.8 Fixed the direct reports in expand view to be displayed with comma separated when there are multiple values.
    3.1.7 Updated prerequisite script to support Windows 2019.
    3.1.6
  • Fixed the random password generation on Password Management to get minimum password length from PasswordSettings.xml instead of using the default value.
  • Changed the installer file from .MSI to .EXE and updated the package to require elevated privileges to install and to be a per-machine installation.
  • 3.1.5 Fixed the "Save and Close" button when there is an error occurred and to leave the window open and show the error message.
    3.1.4 Fixed the email notification for user information tab to not send an email if no data updated but the "Save" button is clicked.
    3.1.3 Updated user deletion
    3.1.2
  • Added a default confirmation message for user information tab that will be used if the confirmationMessage tag doesn't exist in AppSettings.
  • Updates for Advance mode.
  • 3.1.1 Added a confirmation message for user information tab.

    Updates for Advanced mode
  • Added a confirmation message for user creation.
  • Added an option to execute a PowerShell script after creating a user/contact if it is enabled.
  • Directory Manager v3.0

    • Windows Server 2016 compatibility

    • Security Challenge Questions allow the help desk to verify a user's identity before reseting the user password.

    • Search by OU (organizational unit) feature allows administrators to specify a list of OUs and a friendly name for each. When a user selects an OU, only the users and contacts in that OU (and all sub OUs) are displayed.

    • Fields (attributes) can now be moved around and added to the interface by modifying only the DirectorySettings.XML file (no modifications required in ASPX files!).

    • Improved photo upload feature; more intuitive and fewer clicks to upload a photo.

    • New boolean attribute type; set field type to "checkbox".

    • Limited abilities to specify authorized users based on the organizational unit (OU) in which the user account is contained.

    • Updated screen and sizing controls; now using Bootstrap style sheets for better screen resizing.

    • Attributes' LDAP attribute names and maximum field lengths are now defined in the XML file.

    • Miscellaneous bug fixes, browser compatibility fixes, and improved error detection.

    Versions Changes / Bug Fixes
    3.0.9
  • Updated Directory Manager so that LDAP queries are paged. This allows larger numbers of users to be returned in a single query for user list table.
  • Fixed issue with Subset feature when using the country field as a parent field.
  • Added the doubleWide property so that a field on the interface can be set double wide.
  • 3.0.8 Changed the updatedBy variable in email notification to show the display name instead of username.
    3.0.7 Fixed the issue with the search box when searching for manager.
    3.0.6 Fixed direct report when was set to be visible.
    3.0.5
  • Fixed the LDAP path to use the fully qualified DNS name of domain controller.
  • Fixed the issue when getting NetBiosName of domain in multi-domain environment.
  • Fixed issue when getting user properties from different domain when there are multiple domains.
  • Fixed issue when a logged-in user tries to edit a user in different domain but the application can't check if the logged-in user is authorized for each tab.
  • 3.0.4 Fixed issue when service account's password has been changed to show error when LDAP connection fails.
    3.0.3 Fixed PDF export. Change default page orientation for the PDF file to landscape.
    3.0.2
  • Fixed issue with date-time fields in Account Management tab.
  • Fixed email notification to show update table for Account Management tap.
  • Updated table format for email templates AccountManagementTemplate.htm and UserInfoUpdateTemplate.htm.
  • 3.0.1 Added search by OU feature.