Add Users by active directory group


(Spencer Owen) #1

I am running octopus against a 1 way domain trust as I documented here: Octopus Active Directory domain trusts

I’ve configured octopus to run as a user in Domain ‘A’

.\Octopus.Server.exe configure --activeDirectoryContainer "OU=foobar,DC=example,DC=com"

Users in Domain ‘A’ are able to login to the Octopus server located in Domain ‘B’

According to the documentation you need to prefix the domain in the search.


When I search for active directory groups to add to a team, octopus finds 0 results.

I know octopus is talking to the Active Directory server because I’m able to find the ‘all’ group, but It can not find any other groups


I have another octopus server that does not use a 1 way domain trust and it is able to find the ‘Developers’ Active directory group correctly.

There are no errors in the logs. How do I figure out why octopus can’t find the active directory groups across a domain trust?

(Spencer Owen) #2

I fixed this by changing the scope of the domain to something more generic


.\Octopus.Server.exe service --stop
.\Octopus.Server.exe configure --activeDirectoryContainer "OU=foobar,DC=examlpe,DC=com"
.\Octopus.Server.exe service --start


.\Octopus.Server.exe service --stop
.\Octopus.Server.exe configure --activeDirectoryContainer "DC=example,DC=com"
.\Octopus.Server.exe service --start

(Lawrence Wilson) #4

Hi Spencer,
Thanks for getting in touch and letting us know how you fixed this one. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions regarding this.

Kind regards,