It is FMS that communicates through the OS with the AD and OD, not the client/workstation. As to ports and protocols, on Windows it depends to some extend on what level of AD you are running (2000/2003/2008) but you can find all that info on the Microsoft website.
I'm sure you can find similar info on the Apple web site.
Thank you for this information.
We have a problem because we didn't see such traffic in our system, we use Windows server 2008 R2 and FMS uses simple LDAP protocol, isn't it?
There is no communication in port 389, why ?
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I'm pretty sure that FMS does not communicate with AD directly but passes the request off to the OS who then communicates with the AD or OD (or just looks in its own accounts and groups).
Without looking deeply into it, I doubt that native Windows code would use LDAP, much more likely that it is using ADSI or even some lower level functionality.
The fact that you can configure an LDAP entry in the FMS admin console has nothing to do with authentiation whatsoever.
Thanks very much, we look for this solution.
It is very annoying that File Maker editor doesn't give any technical documentation on this communication.