Use cases

Last reviewed 2022-08-01 UTC

This page describes common use cases for Cloud Volumes Service to use Active Directory (AD).

Common use cases

Cloud Volumes Service uses AD for several use cases:

  • For SMB, AD is the domain service. It is used for identity lookups for users and groups, and for authentication. Cloud Volumes Service joins the domain as a member.

  • For NFS, AD is used as an LDAP server for identity lookups for users and groups.

  • For Kerberos, AD is used as a Kerberos server for authentication for Kerberized NFSv4.x.