JD Cloud directory service is the actual Microsoft Active Directory running on the JD Cloud hosted service infrastructure. By this way, you can use tools (such as Active Directory management center and Active Directory users and computers) you are familiar with to manage users and equipment.
Because the directory is a mission-critical infrastructure, the JD Cloud hosted directory service is deployed across multiple availability zones and is highly available. You can also expand JD Cloud hosted directory service through deploying extra domain controllers to improve the elasticity of cloud managed service so as to implement higher availability.
JD Cloud Hosted Directory Service runs on the JD Cloud hosted Infrastructure and it has the monitoring function so as to automatically detect and replace failed domain controllers.
You can use Active Directory trust relationship to easily integrate JD Cloud hosted directory service with existing Active Directory. By using trust relationship, you can control which Active Directory users can access your JD Cloud resources through existing Active Directory.
JD Cloud hosted directory service provides SSO based on Kerberos identity authentication which is same as Active Directory. By integrating your JD Cloud resources with directory service, your users can use a group of credentials to login applications and resources of JD Cloud through SSO.
By JD Cloud hosted directory service, users and groups can easily and jointly access JD management console. Using joint access function can eliminate the necessity of using single user password and you can manage access according to single identity from Active Directory so as to help JD Cloud to improve its environmental security.
If you don’t want to build up or maintain the enterprise directory locally, you can create the active directory of the enterprise on the cloud. After creation succeeded, you can just perform trust configuration on enterprise director and directory services on cloud, which completely saves the maintenance of the enterprise directory, as well as expansion and contraction work of the directory but implementing completely same functions.
If you have an existing AD infrastructure and use it when you migrate AD awareness work load to JD Cloud, JD Cloud hosted directory service is helpful. You can use AD trust to connect JD Cloud directory service to your current AD. It means that your users can use local AD credentials to access AD awareness applications and JD Cloud applications, without synchronizing users, groups or passwords.