Active Directory Bridge

CloudBerry AD (Active Directory) Bridge is a gateway solution developed to simplify cloud storage deployment in large corporate networks. It works in conjunction with CloudBerry Drive by authenticating and authorizing Windows users via AWS temporary security credentials for the CloudBerry Drive client running on their Windows machines.

AD domain administrators can use Amazon’s IAM features to set rights and restrictions for end users to access, upload, and modify objects in an S3 bucket.

CloudBerry AD Bridge hides the complexity of the configuration process allowing to deploy cloud storage as simply as Network Attached Storage (NAS).

Main Features

  • Authenticating AD users against AWS resources

    CloudBerry AD Bridge authenticatesa nd authorizes Windows AD users for the CloudBerry Drive client software

  • Managing AWS security credentials for users

    Cloudberry AD Bridge requets and retrieves temporary AWS security credentials from AWS Security Token Service and provides them to each user.

  • Providing Drive Users with Native Access to S3

    With AD Bridge and CloudBerry Drive, AD users can directly access S3 objects like any other file system without additional access configurations.

  • Amazon IAM support

    Active Directory domain administrators can use Amazon’s IAM features to set rights and restrictions for end users to access, upload, and modify objects in an S3 bucket

End users simply log into their Windows machines, are authenticated by Windows Active Directory (AD), and then are connected with the CloudBerry AD Bridge, which provides them with temporary AWS security credentials that can be used to access S3 buckets. Ben Brauer, Senior Product Manager at AWS Read more at blogs.aws.amazon.com/

How It Works

The scheme below shows how CloudBerry AD Bridge works. Once installed on the user computer CloudBerry Drive can be configured to auto-discover the AD Bridge which authenticates the user against Windows AD. Once authenticated, AD Bridge makes a request for temporary security credentials from STS that provides them in the form of an Access Key ID, Secret Access Key, and a Session Token to AD Bridge. AD Bridge provides those credentials to CloudBerry Drive, enabling the user to access the S3 bucket as if it was a local Windows drive.



Pricing and Availability

CloudBerry AD Bridge is a one-time purchase solution and available in packages with number of connections/AD users:
10 connections FREE
100 connections $499.99 Buy now
250 connections $999.99 Buy now

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AD Bridge is available in packages
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