Active Directory

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a mature, flexible, and well-supported standards-based mechanism for interacting with directory servers.

Product: SP Connect, AppStore Module

Privileges: Primary Admin privileges


Here are the steps on how to connect your district's existing LDAP provider with GG4L

  1. Establish an LDAP connection with your Active Directory.
  2. Sync the district’s data from Active Directory to School Passport.

Establish an LDAP connection with your Active Directory 

  1. Set up your firewall to allow inbound TCP connections from the following GG4L Gateways on the LDAP port (default ports are 389 and 636):
  2. Copy and save for later the following information:

    - public IP address or hostname of Active Directory server, and port number;

    - domain name(s) of AD server;

    - username and password of a user that will be used for reading data from AD.

Sync the district’s data from Active Directory to School Passport

  1. A separate email with the link to set up a password for your GG4L Connect account should be sent to you. Activate your admin account in GG4L School Passport according to instructions from the email.
    Please note: The link for account setup is valid only for 24 hours. If the link has expired, please contact and request a new one. 

  2. Sign in to the School Passport.

  3. In the Search, enter the district's name, and select it.

  4. Log in to the console > Click Connect:

  5. Go to the Application Gallery section, and find the Active Directory app. Once identified, click ACTIVATE button.

    You will be redirected to the configuration section.

  6. Fill in the previously saved information and click TEST CONNECTION to check if a connection with AD is established.
  7. At the stage of Mapping Rules, click on the FINISH CONFIGURATION button.
  8. Please let GG4L Customer Support know once you make the requested configuration. The support agent will configure mapping rules to correctly sync your data and add "Master Fields" to avoid duplicating data from multiple data sources.