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Query Active Directory Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

Execute MySQL queries against Active Directory data from Node.js.

You can use the CData Cloud Hub to query Active Directory data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to create a virtual database for Active Directory in the Cloud Hub and start querying using Node.js.

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Active Directory, allowing you to easily query live Active Directory data in Node.js — without replicating the data to a natively supported database. As you query data in Node.js, the CData Cloud Hub pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Active Directory, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Active Directory data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Active Directory Data

You can use any MySQL client to connect to the CData Cloud Hub and create virtual databases.

  1. Connect to the CData Cloud Hub:
    mysql --host --user admin --password
  2. Once authenticated, create the virtual database for Active Directory:
    mysql> CREATE DATABASE activedirectorydb
        -> DRIVER = "ActiveDirectory",
        -> DBURL = "User=cn=Bob F,ou=Employees,dc=Domain;Password=bob123;Server=;Port=389;";

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to Active Directory data from any MySQL client.

Query Active Directory from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Active Directory with the MySQL module. You will need the following information:

  • Host name, or address, and port: The address of your instance of the Cloud Hub ( and the port (3306)
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on the Cloud Hub
  • Database name: The database you configured for Active Directory (activedirectorydb)

Connect to Active Directory data and start executing queries with the code below:

var mysql      = require('mysql');
var fs         = require('fs');
var connection = mysql.createConnection({
  host     : '',
  database : 'activedirectorydb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
connection.query('SELECT * FROM User', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;