Active Directory Drivers & Connectors
for Data Integration

Connect to Microsoft Active Directory through easy-to-use, bi-directional drivers. Easily integrate Active Directory data with BI, Reporting, Analytics, ETL Tools, and Custom Solutions.


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BI & Analytics



Our drivers offer the fastest and easiest way to connect real-time Active Directory data with BI, analytics, reporting and data visualization technologies. They provide unmatched query performance, comprehensive access to Active Directory data and metadata, and seamlessly integrate with your favorite analytics tools.

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Popular BI & Analytics Integrations



Alteryx Designer: Prepare, Blend, and Analyze Active Directory in Alteryx Designer (ODBC) Alteryx Designer: Work with Live Active Directory Data in Alteryx Designer (Connect Cloud) Amazon QuickSight: Build Interactive Dashboards from Active Directory Data in Amazon QuickSight Amazon SageMaker: Integrate Live Active Directory data into Amazon SageMaker Canvas Aqua Data Studio: Connect to Active Directory in Aqua Data Studio AWS Databricks: Process & Analyze Active Directory Data in Databricks (AWS) Azure Analysis Services: Model Active Directory Data Using Azure Analysis Services Birst: Build Visualizations of Active Directory in Birst BIRT: Design BIRT Reports on Active Directory Clear Analytics: Build Charts with Active Directory in Clear Analytics Cognos Analytics (On-Prem): Analyze Active Directory Data in Cognos Analytics DBxtra: Build Dashboards with Active Directory in DBxtra Domo: Create Datasets from Active Directory in Domo Workbench Dundas BI: Build Dashboards with Active Directory in Dundas BI Excel (on Mac OS): Work with Active Directory Data in MS Excel on Mac OS X FineReport: Feed Active Directory into FineReport Google Sheets: Access Live Active Directory Data in Google Sheets IBM Cognos BI: Create Data Visualizations in Cognos BI with Active Directory Infragistics Reveal: Analyze Active Directory Data in Infragistics Reval JasperServer: Create Active Directory Reports on JasperReports Server Jaspersoft BI Suite: Connect to Active Directory in Jaspersoft Studio JReport Designer: Integrate with Active Directory in JReport Designer Klipfolio: Create Active Directory-Connected Visualizations in Klipfolio KNIME: Enable the Active Directory JDBC Driver in KNIME LINQPad: Working with Active Directory in LINQPad Looker: Analyze Active Directory Data in Looker Looker Studio: Create Reports from Active Directory Data in Looker Studio Metabase: Create Interactive Active Directory-Connected Metabase Dashboards Microsoft Excel: Access Live Active Directory Data in Excel Desktop Microsoft Excel for the Web: Access Live Active Directory Data in Excel for the Web Microsoft SSAS: Build an OLAP Cube in SSAS from Active Directory MicroStrategy: Connect to Live Active Directory Data in MicroStrategy through Connect Cloud MicroStrategy: Use the CData JDBC Driver for Active Directory in MicroStrategy Microstrategy Desktop: Use the CData JDBC Driver for Active Directory in MicroStrategy Desktop Microstrategy Web: Use the CData JDBC Driver for Active Directory in MicroStrategy Web Mode Analytics: Create Active Directory-Connected Visualizations in Mode OBIEE: Active Directory Reporting in OBIEE with the Active Directory JDBC Driver pandas: Use pandas to Visualize Active Directory in Python Pentaho Report Designer: Integrate Active Directory in the Pentaho Report Designer Power BI Desktop: Author Power BI Reports on Real-Time Active Directory Power BI Service: Visualize Live Active Directory Data in the Power BI Service Power Pivot: Access Active Directory Data in Microsoft Power Pivot Power Query: Access Active Directory Data in Microsoft Power Query Qlik Cloud: Create Apps from Active Directory Data in Qlik Sense Cloud QlikView: Connect to and Query Active Directory in QlikView over ODBC R: Analyze Active Directory in R (JDBC) R: Analyze Active Directory in R (ODBC) RapidMiner: Connect to Active Directory in RapidMiner Redash: Build Active Directory-Connected Dashboards in Redash SAP Analytics Cloud: Analyze Active Directory Data in SAP Analytics Cloud SAP Business Objects: Create an SAP BusinessObjects Universe on the CData JDBC Driver for Active Directory SAP Crystal Reports: Publish Reports with Active Directory in Crystal Reports SAS: Use the CData ODBC Driver for Active Directory in SAS for Real-Time Reporting and Analytics SAS JMP: Use the CData ODBC Driver for Active Directory in SAS JMP Sisense: Visualize Live Active Directory in Sisense Spago BI: Connect to Active Directory in SpagoBI Tableau: Visualize Active Directory in Tableau Desktop Tableau Cloud: Build Active Directory Visualizations in Tableau Cloud Tableau Server: Publish Active Directory-Connected Dashboards in Tableau Server TIBCO Spotfire: Visualize Active Directory in TIBCO Spotfire through ADO.NET TIBCO Spotfire: Visualize Active Directory Data in TIBCO Spotfire TIBCO Spotfire Server: Operational Reporting on Active Directory from Spotfire Server Visio: Link Visio Shapes to Active Directory Zoho Analytics: Create Active Directory-Connected Dashboards in Zoho Analytics

ETL, Replication, & Warehousing



From drivers and adapters that extend your favorite ETL tools with Active Directory connectivity to ETL/ELT tools for replication — our Active Directory integration solutions provide robust, reliable, and secure data movement.

Connect your RDBMS or data warehouse with Active Directory to facilitate operational reporting, offload queries and increase performance, support data governance initiatives, archive data for disaster recovery, and more.


Popular Data Warehousing Integrations



Airbyte: Connect to Active Directory Data in Airbyte ELT Pipelines Amazon Redshift: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to Amazon Redshift Amazon S3: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to Amazon S3 Apache Airflow: Bridge Active Directory Connectivity with Apache Airflow Apache Camel: Integrate with Active Directory using Apache Camel Apache Cassandra: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to Apache Cassandra Apache Kafka: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to Apache Kafka Apache NiFi: Bridge Active Directory Connectivity with Apache NiFi Apache NiFi Batch Operations: Perform Batch Operations with Active Directory Data in Apache NiFi AWS Glue: Build ETL Jobs with Active Directory Data in AWS Glue Jobs Azure Data Factory: Import Active Directory Data Using Azure Data Factory Azure Data Lake: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to Azure Data Lake Azure Synapse: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to Azure Synapse BIML: Use Biml to Build SSIS Tasks to Replicate Active Directory to SQL Server CloverDX: Connect to Active Directory in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) Couchbase: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to Couchbase CSV: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to Local Delimited Files Databricks: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to Databricks FoxPro: Work with Active Directory in FoxPro Google AlloyDB: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to Google AlloyDB Google BigQuery: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to Google BigQuery Google Cloud SQL: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to Google Cloud SQL Google Data Fusion: Build Active Directory-Connected ETL Processes in Google Data Fusion Heroku / Salesforce Connect: Replicate Active Directory for Use in Salesforce Connect HULFT Integrate: Connect to Active Directory in HULFT Integrate IBM DB2: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to IBM DB2 Informatica Cloud: Integrate Active Directory in Your Informatica Cloud Instance Informatica PowerCenter: Create Informatica Mappings From/To a JDBC Data Source for Active Directory Jaspersoft ETL: Connect to Active Directory in Jaspersoft Studio Microsoft Access: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to Microsoft Access Microsoft Azure Tables: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to Azure SQL Microsoft Excel: Transfer Data from Excel to Active Directory Microsoft Power Automate: Build Active Directory-Connected Automated Tasks with Power Automate (Desktop) MongoDB: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to MongoDB MySQL: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to MySQL Oracle Data Integrator: ETL Active Directory in Oracle Data Integrator Oracle Database: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to Oracle petl: Extract, Transform, and Load Active Directory in Python PostgreSQL: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to PostgreSQL Replicate to MySQL: Replicate Active Directory to MySQL with PowerShell SAP HANA: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to SAP HANA SingleStore: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to SingleStore SnapLogic: Integrate Active Directory with External Services using SnapLogic Snowflake: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to Snowflake SQL Server: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to SQL Server SQL Server Linked Server: Connect to Active Directory Data as a SQL Server Linked Server SQLite: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to SQLite Talend: Connect to Active Directory and Transfer Data in Talend UiPath Studio: Create an RPA Flow that Connects to Active Directory in UiPath Studio Vertica: Automated Continuous Active Directory Replication to a Vertica Database

Workflow & Automation Tools



Connect to Active Directory from popular data migration, ESB, iPaaS, and BPM tools.

Our drivers and adapters provide straightforward access to Active Directory data from popular applications like BizTalk, MuleSoft, SQL SSIS, Microsoft Flow, Power Apps, Talend, and many more.

Popular Workflow & Automation Tool Integrations



Developer Tools & Technologies



The easiest way to integrate with Active Directory from anywhere. Our Active Directory drivers offer a data-centric model for Active Directory that dramatically simplifies integration — allowing developers to build higher quality applications, faster than ever before. Learn more about the benefits for developers:



Popular Developer Integrations



.NET Charts: DataBind Charts to Active Directory .NET QueryBuilder: Rapidly Develop Active Directory-Driven Apps with Active Query Builder Angular JS: Using AngularJS to Build Dynamic Web Pages with Active Directory Apache Spark: Work with Active Directory in Apache Spark Using SQL AppSheet: Create Active Directory-Connected Business Apps in AppSheet Bubble.io: Build Active Directory-Connected Apps in Bubble C++Builder: DataBind Controls to Active Directory Data in C++Builder Choreo: Build Custom Apps on Active Directory Data in Choreo ColdFusion: Query Active Directory in ColdFusion Using JDBC ColdFusion: Query Active Directory in ColdFusion Using ODBC Dash: Use Dash & Python to Build Web Apps on Active Directory Delphi: DataBind Controls to Active Directory Data in Delphi DevExpress: DataBind Active Directory to the DevExpress Data Grid EF - Code First: Access Active Directory with Entity Framework 6 EF - LINQ: LINQ to Active Directory EF - MVC: Build MVC Applications with Connectivity to Active Directory Filemaker Pro: Bidirectional Access to Active Directory from FileMaker Pro Filemaker Pro (on Mac): Bidirectional Access to Active Directory from FileMaker Pro (on Mac) Go: Write a Simple Go Application to work with Active Directory on Linux Google Apps Script: Connect to Active Directory Data in Google Apps Script Hibernate: Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) with Active Directory Entities in Java IntelliJ: Connect to Active Directory in IntelliJ JBoss: Connect to Active Directory from a Connection Pool in JBoss JDBI: Create a Data Access Object for Active Directory using JDBI JRuby: Connect to Active Directory in JRuby Mendix: Build Active Directory-Connected Apps in Mendix Microsoft Power Apps: Integrate Live Active Directory Data into Custom Business Apps Built in Power Apps NodeJS: Query Active Directory Data in Node.js (via Connect Cloud) NodeJS: Query Active Directory through ODBC in Node.js OutSystems: Create Active Directory-Connected Enterprise Applications in OutSystems PHP: Access Active Directory in PHP through Connect Server PHP: Natively Connect to Active Directory in PHP PowerBuilder: Connect to Active Directory from PowerBuilder PowerShell: Pipe Active Directory to CSV in PowerShell PyCharm: Using the CData ODBC Driver for Active Directory in PyCharm Python: Connect to Active Directory in Python on Linux/UNIX React: Build Dynamic React Apps with Active Directory Data Ruby: Connect to Active Directory in Ruby RunMyProcess: Connect to Active Directory Data in RunMyProcess RunMyProcess DSEC: Connect to Active Directory in DigitalSuite Studio through RunMyProcess DSEC SAP UI5: Integrate Real-Time Access to Active Directory in SAPUI5 MVC Apps Servoy: Build Active Directory-Connected Apps in Servoy Spring Boot: Access Live Active Directory Data in Spring Boot Apps SQLAlchemy: Use SQLAlchemy ORMs to Access Active Directory in Python Tomcat: Configure the CData JDBC Driver for Active Directory in a Connection Pool in Tomcat Unqork: Create Active Directory-Connected Applications in Unqork VCL App (RAD Studio): Build a Simple VCL Application for Active Directory WebLogic: Connect to Active Directory from a Connection Pool in WebLogic


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Frequently Asked Active Directory Driver Questions

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The Active Directory driver acts like a bridge that facilitates communication between various applications and Active Directory, allowing the application to read data as if it were a relational database. The Active Directory driver abstracts the complexities of Active Directory APIs, authentication methods, and data types, making it simple for any application to connect to Active Directory data in real-time via standard SQL queries.

Working with a Active Directory Driver is different than connecting with Active Directory through other means. Active Directory API integrations require technical experience from a software developer or IT resources. Additionally, due to the constant evolution of APIs and services, once you build your integration you have to constantly maintain Active Directory integration code moving forward.

By comparison, our Active Directory Drivers offer codeless access to live Active Directory data for both technical and non-technical users alike. Any user can install our drivers and begin working with live Active Directory data from any client application. Because our drivers conform to standard data interfaces like ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET etc. they offer a consistent, maintenance-free interface to Active Directory data. We manage all of the complexities of Active Directory integration within each driver and deploy updated drivers as systems evolve so your applications continue to run seamlessly.

If you need truly zero-maintenance integration, check out connectivity to Active Directory via CData Connect Cloud. With Connect Cloud you can configure all of your data connectivity in one place and connect to Active Directory from any of the available Cloud Drivers and Client Applications. Connectivity to Active Directory is managed in the cloud, and you never have to worry about installing new drivers when Active Directory is updated.

Many organizations draw attention to their library of connectors. After all, data connectivity is a core capability needed for applications to maximize their business value. However, it is essential to understand exactly what you are getting when evaluating connectivity. Some vendors are happy to offer connectors that implement basic proof-of-concept level connectivity. These connectors may highlight the possibilities of working with Active Directory, but often only provide a fraction of capability. Finding real value from these connectors usually requires additional IT or development resources.

Unlike these POC-quality connectors, every CData Active Directory driver offers full-featured Active Directory data connectivity. The CData Active Directory drivers support extensive Active Directory integration, providing access to all of the Active Directory data and meta-data needed by enterprise integration or analytics projects. Each driver contains a powerful embedded SQL engine that offers applications easy and high-performance access to all Active Directory data. In addition, our drivers offer robust authentication and security capabilities, allowing users to connect securely across a wide range of enterprise configurations. Compare drivers and connectors to read more about some of the benefits of CData's driver connectivity.

With our drivers and connectors, every data source is essentially SQL-based. The CData Active Directory driver contains a full SQL-92 compliant engine that translates standard SQL queries into Active Directory API calls dynamically. Queries are parsed and optimized for each data source, pushing down as much of the request to Active Directory as possible. Any logic that can not be pushed to Active Directory is handled transparently client-side by the driver/connector engine. Ultimately, this means that Active Directory looks and acts exactly like a database to any client application or tool. Users can integrate live Active Directory connectivity with ANY software solution that can talk to a standard database.

The Active Directory drivers and connectors offer comprehensive access to Active Directory data. Our Active Directory driver exposes static and dynamic data and metadata, providing universal access to Active Directory data for any enterprise analytics or data mangement use. To explore the Active Directory driver data model, please review the edition-specific Active Directory driver documentation.

Using the CData Active Directory drivers and connectors, Active Directory can be easily integrated with almost any application. Any software or technology that can integrate with a database or connect with standards-based drivers like ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, etc., can use our drivers for live Active Directory data connectivity. Explore some of the more popular Active Directory data integrations online.

Additionally, since Active Directory supported by CData Connect Cloud, we enable all kinds of new Active Directory cloud integrations.

Active Directory Analytics and Active Directory Cloud BI integration is universally supported for BI and data science. In addition, CData provides native client connectors for popular analytics applications like Power BI, Tableau, and Excel that simplify Active Directory data integration. Additionally, native Python connectors are widely available for data science and data engineering projects that integrate seamlessly with popular tools like Pandas, SQLAlchemy, Dash, and Petl.

Active Directory data integration is typically enabled with CData Sync, a robust any-to-any data pipeline solution that is easy to set up, runs everywhere, and offers comprehensive enterprise-class features for data engineering. CData Sync makes it easy to replicate Active Directory data any database or data warehouse, and maintain parity between systems with automated incremental Active Directory replication. In addition, our Active Directory drivers and connectors can be easily embedded into a wide range of data integration tools to augment existing solutions.

Absolutely. The best way to integrate Active Directory with Excel is by using the CData Connect Cloud Excel Add-In. The Active Directory Excel Add-In provides easy Active Directory integration directly from Microsoft Excel Desktop, Mac, or Web (Excel 365). Simply configure your connection to Active Directory from the easy-to-use cloud interface, and access Active Directory just like you would another native Excel data source.