The Checkbox 2016 Q4 release allows our Enterprise Server customers the ability to integrate their Checkbox installation with their Active Directory user group (security groups) and email lists (distribution groups).
This feature will allow more seamless integration with Active Directory and Checkbox. For users that are familiar with how Active Directory currently works with users the integration with groups and email lists should be easy to handle. There is a slight change in our AD instruction guide so please ensure that you follow the updated guide to avoid any potential issues. Using the guide published prior to 2016 Q4 will work, but you will not be able to access groups or email lists until you follow the new instructional guide.
A brief technical explanation of what we are pulling and connecting as a User Group and an Email List is listed at the bottom of this post.
Here is a quick view of the new User Group window integrated with AD.
Here is a quick view of the new Email List window integrated with AD.
The “Viewing” drop down will allow you to toggle between however many user stores you have linked to Checkbox, including the default Checkbox user groups, users, and email lists.
Checkbox is linking the following AD query to the matching Checkbox identifier.
(objectClass=group) to Checkbox User Groups
(objectCategory=group)(!groupType:1.2.840.1135126.96.36.1993:=2147483648) to Checkbox Email lists