Active Directory

2 Dec, 2016

Customer post-mortem: Issue with AD groups

By | 2016-12-02T15:03:44+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Troubleshooting|0 Comments

Today I wrapped up one of the most challenging customer support issues we've ever had. In the end, the solution was ridiculously simple (as solutions often are), but it took many hours and misleading clues to get there (as it often does). Here's the story, along with the twists and turns. Gallery Server has supported Active Directory authentication for many years but until recently it hasn't supported integration with AD groups. This is really nice to have in corporate environments because you don't have to manage a separate set of roles, especially the addition and removal of AD accounts to/from roles. Gallery Server recognizes your AD groups, including their members, and uses them to secure your gallery access. We couldn't fit this feature into the initial 4.0 release but we announced on our website that it would be available by the third quarter of 2016. In June 2016, a customer from Norway approached us [...]

19 Nov, 2013

Gallery Server Pro 3.1.0 Released

By | 2016-12-01T16:37:42+00:00 November 19th, 2013|Announcements|0 Comments

Today we released 3.1.0, containing a number of significant new features along with a few bug fixes. The features are: Improved quality of web-optimized videos Images generated up to 3 times faster Auto-rotation of images and videos Synchronization up to 300% faster and uses less server memory Easier Active Directory setup and integration Improved performance for large numbers of user accounts On-demand rotation of videos Support for 3GP videos This release is a free upgrade to 3.0 license holders. Upgrading is easy – just copy the files from the upgrade package over your existing web application. Installations and upgrades for other scenarios are in the Administrator’s Guide. Video Improvements When the Gallery Server Pro Binary Pack is installed, web-optimized versions of video files are created when you upload a file or the synchronization determines that an optimized video is needed. GSP 3.0.X created H.264 MP4 files that were highly compressed, [...]

14 Jun, 2013

Using Active Directory with GSP 3.0

By | 2016-12-01T16:37:47+00:00 June 14th, 2013|Tips & Tricks|1 Comment

[2015-05-08] An updated blog entry related to Active Directory integration has been posted. Some users have reported trouble integrating 3.0 with their Active Directory architecture. Over the last couple of days I had time to fire up my AD virtual machines and dig into this. I have good news and bad news. The good news is that integration is still possible. The bad news is that there are extra steps to make it happen. I updated the 3.0 Quick Start Guide to include step by step instructions for integrating AD with your gallery. This information will eventually be in the full Admin Guide. When it is complete, the quick start guide will be discontinued. So what happened? The additional difficulty in getting GSP 3.0 working with AD comes down to two issues outside of my control: The new role provider is not compatible with Active Directory. The .NET Users applet in [...]

20 May, 2008

How To: Integrate Gallery Server Pro with Active Directory

By | 2016-12-01T16:37:58+00:00 May 20th, 2008|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

You can configure Gallery Server Pro to use your existing accounts in Active Directory. Woo HOO! Crack open the Skittle-brau and pretzels! Gallery Server Pro uses the ASP.NET Membership Provider model to manage users and roles. By default, it is configured to store this data in a SQL Server database. However, you can take advantage of an entirely different data store through the use of alternate membership providers such as ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider or even one you write yourself. In this article I'll describe how to modify a default installation of Gallery Server Pro to use Active Directory for user management. Note: Due to differences in behavior between SqlMembershipProvider and ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider, a few tweaks to the code behind for the Manage Users page is required. These changes will be included in the next release. Until then, you can replace the contents of manageusers.aspx.cs with this version (you'll need to recompile). Step 1: [...]