Sophos Central – How to Sync Active Directory Users and Groups?

The purpose is to synchronize AD users/group from your AD to your Sophos Central account.

First, Log in to Sophos Central

Go to Global Settings > General Settings> AD Sync Settings/Status. Download the installer.


After download, open and set up the .msi file. Follow the instruction in the setup steps.

Check to Launch Sophos Central AD Sync Utility

The windows will open after done setup, click on Sophos Credentials, input your Sophos Central admin account, then Next

Go to the AD Configuration tab, depending on your AD environment either use LDAP SSL or not, input your AD information such as Hostname or IP, Port number, AD username, password.

By default, Sophos AD sync utility will synchronize from the top of the level domain, to reduce a bunch of time for sync whole domain I will use the AD Filters to specify the OU need to be synced.

The last step is setting up the synchronize schedule, it will auto sync in the specified time.

If you had done the sync before and your AD user information has changed then the approval needs to be action.

Verify the sync status at Sophos Central.

That’s it, you will able to see all Users and domain Groups under People section.

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