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.