Managing Directory Service Connections

SOTI MobiControl allows you to create custom connections to Active Directory, Open Directory, Domino, and other LDAP servers. You can create multiple LDAP connections so that there are different connections for specific sections or features within SOTI MobiControl.

SOTI MobiControl supports the use of both generic LDAP (on-premises) and Microsoft Azure (AD in the Cloud) connections.

You can use directory service connections to enroll devices and for authentication in the SOTI MobiControl console.

This section contains the following topics:

LDAP (On-Premises)

This is the generic method of configuring LDAP connections. These types of connections are best suited for groups of users that are regularly within the company network.


This method configures Microsoft Azure directory service connections or Active Directory (AD) in the cloud. You must set up a separate Azure account before you can configure Azure settings in SOTI MobiControl. Visit Create Active Directory application in portal or browse Microsoft's Azure documentation for more information about using Azure with your directory service.

Azure is optimal for managing users who spend a significant portion of time connected to your network via the cloud. Users can even self-enroll their devices with their AD credentials after the administrator creates an Add Devices Rule targeting them.