Active Directory Service Interfaces

Active directory service interfaces (ADSI) are one of the more complicated aspects of access control systems, but they are also one of the most important. First, a directory service is an easily customizable cache of information that works as a single point for users to find and use resources and services from any point in your network. Put differently, this is where more stable data, like cardholder information, is stored. ADSI, then, is a set of COM interfaces which are used to access directory services from different networks.

ADSI gathers information distributed throughout your software systems and presents it as one directory, allowing system administrators to manage network resources easily from one central location. They can control any resource regardless of which network actually contains that resource, allowing them to easily complete tasks like adding users and updating security clearances. One more time: ADSI allows you to control all aspects of your various systems from one centralized location.

Why are Active directory Service Interfaces so important?

Your access control system doesn’t just work on its own — it needs guiding principles and strong central organization. Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) allows it to operate. ADSI, which is technology originally developed by Microsoft, is a system protocol that centralizes services like directories, authentication and other network resources. Thanks to ADSI, the administrator experience is made much easier.

ADSI allows a great deal of access over your system, allowing administrators to set protocols, assign user information, control alarms, modify databases, authenticate cardholders and update technology. It is the lifeblood of an access control system, centralizing all activity from the network into one location. This software also creates databases of badge numbers and event history, allowing you to easily check in on everyone and each piece of technology in your facility. With the power of ADSI, running a successful access control system becomes simple even for newcomers, allowing you to grow along with your operation.

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