viv_acious viv_acious - 4 years ago 90
ASP.NET (C#) Question

How to set up access for users in Active Directory group

I have a web application using Windows Authentication in C# and currently I assign users to roles individually.

e.g. At each page of the application, I check

if(Roles.IsUserInRole(AU\UserName, "PageAccessRole"))


As I need to roll out the application to the whole team this week (and eventually the whole company), I need to user AD groups as there are over 3000 ppl so I am not about to do it manually!

As a newbie to ASP.NET (and programming in general) and I really don't know much about setting up AD groups (e.g. how do I get access to the AD groups from my application etc?)

I would be soooo grateful if anyone can point me in the right direction...I've been reading up all about LDAP and System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement etc but I am just getting all the more confused.

So far, I have this in my web.config

<authentication mode="Windows">
</authentication>
<authorization>
<allow roles="AU\Active Directory Group Name"/>
<deny users="?"/>
</authorization>

<roleManager enabled="true" >
<providers>
<clear/>
<add name="AspNetWindowsTokenRoleProvider" type="System.Web.Security.WindowsTokenRoleProvider" applicationName="/" />
</providers>


And I've enabled Windows Authentication and disabled Anonymous in the IIS Server.

Please please help!!

Answer Source

Solutions:-

This is how you can Fetch Groups from an OU in AD

DataTable dt = new DataTable();
dt.Columns.Add("groups");
DirectoryEntry rootDSE = null;

Suppose I want to fetch records from my Department OU. Now the Path would be like that

Department-->>Users

and dc here is Domain Controller name, In my case it was Corp.Local
In this way you can fetch groups from your AD

if (department != "")
{
   rootDSE = new DirectoryEntry(
     "LDAP://OU=" + department + ",OU=Users,dc=corp,dc=local", username, password);
}
else
{
   rootDSE = new DirectoryEntry(
      "LDAP://OU=Users,OU=" + ou + ",dc=corp,dc=local", username, password);
}
DirectorySearcher ouSearch = new DirectorySearcher(rootDSE);
ouSearch.PageSize = 1001;
ouSearch.Filter = "(objectClass=group)";
ouSearch.SearchScope = SearchScope.Subtree;
ouSearch.PropertiesToLoad.Add("name");
SearchResultCollection allOUS = ouSearch.FindAll();
foreach (SearchResult oneResult in allOUS)
{
    dt.Rows.Add(oneResult.Properties["name"][0].ToString());
}
rootDSE.Dispose();
return dt;

Now how to add Users to the groups.

It is an example for a single user, you can do this in similar way by Looping the Users.

 PrincipalContext pr = new PrincipalContext(ContextType.Domain,
     "corp.local", "dc=corp,dc=local", username, password);
GroupPrincipal group = GroupPrincipal.FindByIdentity(pr, groupName);//Looking for the Group in AD Server

if (group == null)
  {
     //Throw Exception
  }

UserPrincipal user = UserPrincipal.FindByIdentity(pr, userName);//Looking  for the User in AD Server

if (user.IsMemberOf(group))//If Group is already added to the user
   {
       //I have Put it into If else condition because in case you want to Remove Groups from that User you can write your Logic here.

     //Do Nothing, Because the group is already added to the user
   }
 else// Group not found in the Current user,Add it
   {
      if (user != null & group != null)
       {
         group.Members.Add(user);
         group.Save();
         done = user.IsMemberOf(group);//You can confirm it from here
        }
   }
     pr.Dispose();
     return done;
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