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What is a Windows AD Group?

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Nodinite has support to use existing Windows AD Groups and these are further associated with Nodinite application Roles. This means that Windows domain groups can be used instead of pinpointing individual Users (combinations are still valid).

Any number of existing Windows AD Groups can be added (except for the built-in Administrators windows group).

Note: There is no validation being performed to make sure that the Windows group actually exists.

Note: If the Windows AD Group is renamed the same change must be done within Nodinite

You must be member of the Administrators role to manage Windows AD Groups (and all other administrative parts/objects).

Policy based authorization

There is a special role named Administrators. This role cannot be renamed or deleted. See Access Management for additional details.


The IIS Windows Server hosting Nodinite must be part of the domain/forest (with optional trusts) that IIS is expected to authenticate.

System Parameters

If you want to allow the usage of Windows AD groups a System Parameter must be set to reflect this. The System Parameter UseActiveDirectoryGroups controls this. The AppPool must be recycled and the browser must be re-read (typically ctrl+F5).

UseActiveDirectoryGroups option

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