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            Drive + Active Directory Bridge: Installation and Configuration


            CloudBerry Active Directory Bridge or just AD Bridge provides Windows-authenticated network users with an access to data stored in Amazon S3 with no need to specify credentials for the cloud storage. It allows Windows users to work with S3 resources just like as if they worked with any Windows data.

            CloudBerry AD Bridge can authenticate Windows users against Amazon Web Services resources. It supports AWS Identity and Access Management and provides an ability to link Windows users to Amazon IAM users’ accounts. AD domain administrators with the help of CloudBerry AD Bridge can use Amazon’s IAM features to set rights and restrictions for network users to access, upload and modify S3 data.

            CloudBerry Drive makes a great use of this functionality: mapping a cloud storage onto the File System becomes as simple as logging into a Network Share with Domain Account.


            Make sure that port you are going to use for AD Bridge (8899 by default) is not blocked by firewall.

            AD Bridge setup

            2. Enter your license key or request a trial. Please make sure to use your actual e-mail. You can request a free AD Bridge license by sending an e-mail to us:

            3. Specify your Amazon S3 account credentials (Access Key, Secret Key) and set up a bucket.

            4. Specify a name for Shared folder and set a port that will be used for interaction between the server and client computers. Click “OK” and restart the service:

            5. Set up proxy settings if necessary.

            You can also edit storage account and proxy settings via CLI. Go to AD Bridge installation folder (%programfiles%\CloudBerryLab\CloudBerry AD Bridge Service by default):

                  > cd %programfiles%\CloudBerryLab\CloudBerry AD Bridge Service

            To get an option list for storage account settings and proxy settings, run the following commands respectively:

                  > CloudBerryLab.ADGateway.WinService.exe config -?
                  > CloudBerryLab.ADGateway.WinService.exe proxysettings -?

            Drive setup

            Download the installer here:
            After that run cmd with administrator rights, go to installer location and run it as follows:

                  > CloudBerryDriveSetup_vx.x.x.x.exe /mode=ad /endpoint="http://host:port/ADGateway/Service/"

            Where host is the AD Bridge host's address and port is the port it is running on.
            Add /S key for silent installation.


            1. Find Drive's tray icon, right-click on it and choose Options

            2. Go to Mapped Drives tab and press Add

            3. Specify a Drive Letter and label for cloud storage you want to mount

            4. Choose a bucket subfolder you want to mount. Note that a personal directory will be automatically created for each domain user connected to AD Bridge.

            5. If an error occurred while listing available paths, make sure that you have specified a valid AD Bridge Endpoint

            6. Choose additional options if necessary and press OK

            7. You can mount this drive right-away or do it later on Mapped drives tab

            8. Mapped drive's icon will be orange if it has been mounted successfully

            9. Now this cloud storage can be found in Explorer


            1. Go to installation directory (C:\Program Files\CloudBerryLab\CloudBerry Drive\ by default):

                  > cd "C:\Program Files\CloudBerryLab\CloudBerry Drive\"

            2. Activate your license key:

                  > cbd.exe /activatelicense -k "license_key" -e "email"

            Or start a 15 days trial:

                  > cbd.exe /activatelicense -t -e "email"

            3. Add a drive :

                  > cbd.exe addDrive -d "driveLetter" -an "Active Directory Bridge" -path "bucketName/sharedFolder" -as "network" -label "lbl"

            4. Mount added drive with driveLetter specified earlier:

                  > cbd.exe mountDrive "driveLetter"

            5. After that the shared folder from your S3 bucket should be available in File System. If it's not there, try restarting the Drive Service:

                  > cbd.exe /restartService

            You can find a more detailed description of the CLI here:

            Updated: 24 Oct 2017 09:52 PM
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