Active Directory Integration for Cloud Storage

Seamlessly Integrate Active Directory with Cloud Storage for Enhanced Security and Efficiency

Modern businesses are transitioning to cloud storage, integrating it with Active Directory to enhance security and efficiency. This solution simplifies access control, maintains security, optimizes storage, and supports data sovereignty, facilitating a smooth shift to cloud while preparing for future growth.

In today's digital age, businesses are navigating the transition from traditional IT infrastructure to modern cloud storage solutions, with a keen focus on enhancing security and operational efficiency. Active Directory Integration for Cloud Storage emerges as a pivotal solution, seamlessly bridging your existing Active Directory setup with cloud storage capabilities. This integration not only simplifies user management by leveraging existing AD setups for access control but also maintains stringent security protocols during the transition. Whether you're managing user permissions, ensuring data sovereignty, or streamlining IT infrastructure for future growth, Active Directory Integration for Cloud Storage addresses these needs effectively. It optimizes local storage usage through intelligent caching, supports two-way sync with file server shares, and ensures data remains within your specified region, all while enhancing operational efficiency and security posture. Embrace this seamless bridge between traditional IT and cloud storage, ensuring your organization thrives in the digital transformation journey.


In the journey towards digital transformation, businesses face the intricate challenge of integrating their traditional Active Directory setups with modern cloud storage solutions. This integration is pivotal for managing user permissions and access efficiently but is fraught with complexities that can hinder operational efficiency and compromise security.

Seamless Synchronization

Achieving real-time synchronization between on-premises Active Directory and cloud storage, without disrupting current operations, poses a significant challenge.

Maintaining Security

Ensuring that security protocols are upheld during the transition to cloud storage requires meticulous planning and execution.

Data Sovereignty

Businesses must navigate the complexities of data sovereignty, ensuring that data remains within specified regions while leveraging cloud storage solutions.

Operational Efficiency

Integrating Active Directory with cloud storage must be done without introducing operational inefficiencies or compromising the user experience.

A strategic integration approach is essential to maintain your business's security and efficiency.

Existing Solutions and Their Limitations

In the pursuit of digital transformation, businesses often encounter hurdles with existing cloud storage solutions, particularly when integrating Active Directory (AD) for seamless user management and security. While solutions like SharePoint, OneDrive, Dropbox, and Box offer cloud storage capabilities, they frequently fall short in providing the depth of Active Directory integration needed for complex enterprise environments. This gap not only complicates user access management but also poses security risks, underscoring the need for a more integrated approach.

Complex Integration

Solutions like Azure AD and SharePoint present complex integration processes, leading to operational inefficiencies and a steep learning curve for IT teams.

Inadequate AD Support

Dropbox and Box often lack the depth of Active Directory integration required for granular access control and efficient user management.

Security Concerns

Competitors may not fully support the transfer of existing NTFS permissions to the cloud, raising concerns over data sovereignty and security protocols.

Limited Regional Compliance

Many existing solutions struggle with data residency requirements, such as ensuring Canadian data remains within Canada, posing a challenge for businesses with specific regional needs.


Integrating Active Directory with cloud storage transforms user access management and permissions, ensuring smooth synchronization between on-premises directories and cloud environments. This enhances operational efficiency, security, and compliance, offering a comprehensive solution to contemporary IT challenges.

Seamless Synchronization

Achieve real-time synchronization between your existing Active Directory setup and cloud storage, eliminating operational disruptions and enhancing user experience.

Enhanced Security

Leverage stringent security protocols during the transition to cloud storage, ensuring data integrity and compliance with regional and industry-specific regulations.

Operational Efficiency

Simplify user management and access control by utilizing existing AD setups, reducing administrative overhead and streamlining IT infrastructure.

Data Sovereignty Compliance

Ensure data remains within specified regions, meeting stringent data sovereignty requirements while leveraging cloud storage solutions.

Learn how integrating Active Directory with Cloud Storage can streamline and secure your IT infrastructure, preparing it for a more efficient future.

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Deployment Option #1

Hybrid Local File Servers

Gladinet enables seamless file server integration with support for Windows 2016/2019/2022, offering indirect & direct connection options and flexible access.

Deployment Option #2

File Servers with Direct Cloud Access

Gladinet provides a direct file access solution from remote devices and mobile devices.

Unlock seamless Active Directory-cloud integration for secure, efficient growth.

Cloud Drive Mapping

Drive mapping is an important feature for online file access. End users can easily drag and drop files and folders from a set of mapped drives over the Internet without a VPN connection.

Global File Locking

File locking is a vital feature for online file access and team collaboration to avoid conflicts. End users need to control global concurrent online file access by using file locking to maintain consistency.

Secure Mobile Access

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How It Works

Integrating Active Directory with Cloud Storage streamlines the transition from traditional IT infrastructure to modern cloud solutions. By utilizing your current Active Directory configuration, this solution delivers efficient user management, strong authentication processes, and smooth data synchronization while upholding strict security standards. This integration boosts operational efficiency, strengthens security measures, and aids in your company's growth and digital transformation efforts.


Seamless Integration

Automatically syncs your Active Directory setup with cloud storage, enabling efficient user management and access control without manual intervention.


Robust Authentication

Leverages existing Active Directory credentials for authentication, ensuring a secure and familiar login process for all users.


Data Synchronization

Facilitates real-time synchronization of data between on-premises servers and cloud storage, ensuring data integrity and accessibility.


Security Protocols

Maintains your existing security protocols during the transition to cloud storage, safeguarding your data against unauthorized access.


Operational Efficiency

Reduces the need for extensive local storage and manual user management, optimizing your IT infrastructure for better performance.



Supports your business's growth and digital transformation by providing a scalable, secure, and efficient cloud storage solution.

Our Recent Case Studies

Cloud Integration Transforms MSP Efficiency

A Managed Service Provider (MSP) in the U.S. significantly enhanced its IT service delivery by integrating a cloud storage solution with Azure Active Directory, meeting stringent international data residency requirements. This strategic move not only streamlined operations through intelligent caching and seamless two-way sync but also fortified compliance and security, elevating client satisfaction and loyalty. The solution's adaptability across various sectors underscores its broad applicability and potential to revolutionize IT service delivery, demonstrating a commitment to delivering targeted solutions that drive real business results.

Cloud Excellence in Healthcare Compliance

A strategic business consulting firm specializing in healthcare and education sectors revolutionized its IT infrastructure by adopting our Sync4Share cloud solution. Facing challenges with outdated systems and compliance standards, the firm sought a secure, efficient alternative. Our solution provided seamless access, file locking, and a self-hosted environment, ensuring HIPAA compliance and operational efficiency. This transformation not only streamlined their data management but also set a new benchmark for security and efficiency in the business services sector, demonstrating the transformative power of digital innovation in meeting rigorous compliance demands.

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Frequently Asked Questions: All You Need to Know

Active Directory Integration for Cloud Storage allows organizations to integrate their existing Active Directory setups with cloud storage solutions, facilitating efficient user management and robust authentication processes. This integration enables smoother user experiences by leveraging existing AD setups for managing access to cloud or on-premises file storage while maintaining security protocols.

Yes, once the server agent is installed, it enables bi-directional synchronization between the on-premises Active Directory and the cloud storage, ensuring that any changes made in one environment are reflected in the other.

Yes, it's possible to automate the sign-in process. The integration can leverage browser sessions and single sign-on capabilities to reduce manual sign-in prompts, making it easier for users to access cloud storage without repeatedly entering credentials.

Yes, with Active Directory Integration for Cloud Storage, you can manage NTFS permissions in the cloud, ensuring that your security protocols are maintained during the transition.

Yes, the solution has full Azure AD SAML integration, allowing for single sign-on capabilities. This means users can authenticate seamlessly using their Azure AD credentials.

Yes, you can use your own Amazon S3 bucket for storage in conjunction with Active Directory Integration.

By integrating Active Directory with your cloud storage, you can ensure that users have access to the necessary files by managing permissions and access through Active Directory.

Active directory is not mandatory for setting up the system. However, integration with AD can be done if required, but it's not a necessity.


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