By using the Active Roles console, you can apply Active Roles Policy Objects to establish policy-based control and perform auto-provisioning of AD LDS data the same way as you do for the directory data held in Active Directory domains. By providing the ability to strictly enforce operating policies and to prevent unregulated access to sensitive information stored in AD LDS, Active Roles helps ensure the security of your business-critical data. Policy Objects can be configured to determine a wide variety of policies as applied to AD LDS, including data format validation, rule-based auto-provisioning of certain portions of data in AD LDS, and script-based, custom actions on AD LDS data.
You can use the following instructions to view or modify a list of Policy Objects that are applied to a given AD LDS object, such as an AD LDS user, group, organizational unit, container, or entire directory partition. For detailed instructions on how to create, configure and apply Policy Objects, see the Rule-based AutoProvisioning and Deprovisioning section earlier in this document.
To view or modify the list of Policy Objects on an AD LDS object
- In the console tree, under AD LDS (ADAM), locate and select the container that holds the object on which you want to view or modify the list of Policy Objects.
- In the details pane, right-click the object, and click Properties.
- On the Administration tab in the Properties dialog box, click Policy.
- In the Active Roles Policy dialog box, view the list of Policy Objects that have effect on the AD LDS object, or modify the list as follows:
- To apply an additional Policy Object to the AD LDS object, click Add, select the Policy Object to apply, and then click OK.
- To remove the effect of a Policy Object on the AD LDS object, select the Policy Object from the list and click Remove. Alternatively, select the Blocked check box next to the Policy Object name.
- Click OK to close the Active Roles Policy dialog box.
- Click OK to close the Properties dialog box for the AD LDS object.
In the Active Roles Policy dialog box, a Policy Object can only be removed if it is applied to the AD LDS object you have selected (rather than to a container that holds the AD LDS object). To view the Policy Objects that can be removed on the current selection, click Advanced, and then clear the Show inherited check box.
Instead of removing a Policy Object in the Active Roles Policy dialog box, you can select the Blocked check box in the list entry for that Policy Object in order to remove the effect of the Policy Object on the AD LDS object. In this way, you can remove the effect of a Policy Object regardless of whether the Policy Object is applied to the AD LDS object itself or to a container that holds the object. If you block a Policy Object on a given AD LDS object, the policy settings defined by that Policy Object no longer take effect on the AD LDS object. You can undo this action by clearing the Blocked check box.