Manually Testing Login Credentials Against Active Directory

To test a username and password against the Active Directory, run the ad auth command in the Policy Manager CLI.

This command manually checks against Active Directory to indicate whether or not a username and password are valid.

1. Enter the following CLI command:

(server) # ad auth –u <username> –n <NetBIOS_domain_name>

–u indicates the username.

–n indicates the NetBIOS domain name.

For example: (server) # ad auth –u administrator –n COLLEGE

2. Enter the password. If the username and password you provide in this command are correct, the following message is displayed:

INFO – NT_STATUS_OK: Success (0x0)

This message indicates that NT LAN Manager (NTLM) authentication (NTLM being the mechanism that Policy Manager uses to authenticate users) has succeeded.