Active Directory with Javascript Examples


I’ll post up examples of Active Directory with Javascript as I go along.

How To Search For Users Example

function Search(search,SearchType) {
var arrSearchResult = [];
var strSearch = '';
switch(SearchType) {
case "contains":
strSearch = "*"+search+"*";
case "begins":
strSearch = search+"*";
case "ends":
strSearch = "*"+search;
case "exact":
strSearch = search;
strSearch = "*"+search+"*";
objRootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://RootDSE");
strDomain = objRootDSE.Get("DefaultNamingContext");

strOU = "OU=Users"; // Set the OU to search here.
strAttrib = "name,samaccountname"; // Set the attributes to retrieve here.

objConnection = new ActiveXObject("ADODB.Connection");
objConnection.Open("ADs Provider");
objCommand = new ActiveXObject("ADODB.Command");
objCommand.ActiveConnection = objConnection;
var Dom = "LDAP://"+strOU+","+strDomain;
var arrAttrib = strAttrib.split(",");
objCommand.CommandText = "select '"+strAttrib+"' from '"+Dom+"' WHERE objectCategory = 'user' AND objectClass='user' AND samaccountname='"+search+"' ORDER BY samaccountname ASC";

try {

objRecordSet = objCommand.Execute();

while(!(objRecordSet.EoF)) {
var locarray = new Array();
for(var y = 0; y < arrAttrib.length; y++) { locarray.push(objRecordSet.Fields(y).value); } arrSearchResult.push(locarray); objRecordSet.MoveNext; } return arrSearchResult; } catch(e) { alert(e.message); } }


  7 Responses to “Active Directory with Javascript Examples”

  1. Hi, your example is very good, i want know, if yuo can help me, i need agree an user at my Active Directory whit javascript, i want implement it in an App web, tanks and escuse my bad english :s

  2. Hi

    if I use you code in my javascript, I have the error:

    GetObject(“LDAP://RootDSE”) is not defined

    Can you help me ? thank’s

    • It’s probably a better idea to use PowerShell rather than Javascript nowadays, however if you need to use javascript, make sure the script is being run on a computer that is connected to the domain that you’re trying to query

    • I have the same issue, not working in JavaScript. Did you figure out a solution

  3. Does anyone know? If someone wanted to use your code and add the Active Directory (AD) username e-mail…etc to a static html form field how would they go about doing it?

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