Add a User to Security Groups

This is an interactive task that allows the user to add an Active Directory user to one or more Security Groups.

Integrations

Auditing Active Directory Groups

By default this task will audit all groups in Active Directory before asking the user to choose.

This can take a long time on large domains, & you may want to narrow down the search for operational & security reasons.

You can target the search at a specific Container or Organizational Unit by supplying a distinguishedName on line 10.

Required Vault Details

Active Directory

  • IP/DNS address of a Domain Controller
  • Domain FQDN
  • Username
  • Password

As this is a privileged task, the Active Directory credentials require the permission to add a user to one or more groups.

PPA will add these to Vault for you when you first run the task (see Vault Config Wizard for more).

Email Configuration

This task contains an email approval step that requires SMTP to be configured in the PPA appliance.

What the Task Does

Once started, this task allows the operator to:

  • Search for and select an Active Directory user
  • Choose one or more Security Groups to add the user to
  • Confirm the selection
  • Prompt for an approval email address (see below for more information)
  • Add the selected user to the chosen groups if the request was approved

Approval Request

This task requires email approval before the chosen group memberships are applied.

For demo purposes the task will ask the user for an email address to send the approval request to.

In production this should be changed to an alternative method, such as…

  • Configuring a list of approvers in the playbook
  • Looking up the user's manager in Active Directory (via the manager attribute)
  • Sending the approval email to members of an Active Directory security group
  • Using a private Slack channel

… or many others.

View playbook on Github
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