Active Directory (AD)

Define multiple domains that can be displayed with friendly names. In the logon dialog on the devices, users can then choose between default and alternative domains.

To enable users to log on to different domains, the following software packages must be installed on the devices: User authentication modules and Security libraries.

AD directory tab

Option Description
Name (optional) Display name of the domain
Server, server list or domain IP address or name of the domain controller

To specify more than one domain/server, separate them by spaces.


If the server is not located in the same subnet as the device, enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

If you define more than one domain, users will be able to choose a domain from a list. The domains are shown with their display name. The first entry of the list is the default domain in the AD logon dialog on the device. You can specify applications that are shown in only one of the domains.

We recommend using a Windows time server. If the system time of the domain controller and device differ, Active Directory queries cannot be run successfully.

User variables tab

Based on LDAP attributes, you can define local variables and use them in the device configuration and application definition. For further information, see User variables.

Automated logon tab

– from Scout 15.9 –

By using predefined logon data, terminals can, for example, run in kiosk mode under an AD service account.

Username, password and domain can be set as variables.