Does ActiveADAPTER support SSL connections to Active Directory?

ActiveADAPTER allows you to use SSL for Active Directory communications if your Active Directory infrastructure is configured to support it (refer to your Microsoft documentation on how to enable SSL).

To use SSL with ActiveADAPTER, you must specify a server or domain name in your WhereToBind or container value and add your SSL port (normally 636). For example, to target the domain via SSL on server testDC1 you might use:


It is also possible to use a domain name for serverless binding if your SSL configuration supports it. For example:


Important notes

Do not use “LDAPS” in your strings. This is a convention not used in Microsoft’s Active Directory implementation and may cause an exception.

Note that using SSL may increase load on your Active Directory infrastructure. Our recommendation is to only use SSL where a clear business case exists.

If SSL is critical to your Active Directory solution, always perform an audit of your Active Directory configuration and inspect network traffic to confirm encryption before production use.

Can the Active Directory Receive Adapter help me build an orchestration that listens for changes to Active Directory?

Yes. The ON CHANGE ONLY option on the Active Directory Receive Adapter provides this feature. A message is submitted to your BizTalk application only when the results of the query you have specified change. This feature provides a great way to trigger orchestrations and keep information in your Enterprise Applications synchronized.

There is also a REAL-TIME mode that gets events from Active Directory asynchronously and submits them to BizTalk  as they happen.

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Can we purchase components of the ActiveADAPTER BizTalk Accelerator separately?

Yes. Prices for individual components are included on our price list. Email for more information.

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What versions of Microsoft BizTalk Server does ActiveADAPTER support?

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 R2 to 2020.

We also have legacy versions back to 2006 R2.

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