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AD Base Filter syntax

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I am using the "Map users directly" config from here -

http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/4.1.5/Admin/SetupuserauthenticationwithLDAP#Test_your_LDAP_...

in order to get around referrals in an AD forest with multiple child domains.

Everything is working well, in fact, too well. It is returning all objects, even though my (objectclass=user) is set (I tried people as well. no change).

My question is how can I filter out the computer objects that get returned? Ideally, I'd like to remove everything with a $ in the name. I've tried piping !objectclass=computer into it with no success.

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Influencer

One option is to use the userAccountControl flag to query user accounts:

(&(objectclass=user)(userAccountControl:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=512))

(the UAC flag 512 means NORMAL_ACCOUNT)

Your suggestion of filtering accounts with $ in its name would work as well:

(&(!(sAMAccountName=*$*))(objectclass=user))

New Member

Thanks, gkanapathy. That works as well. now if I can only get it to distiguish between the same sAMAccountName from different domains. I'll be creating a new question for that one.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Usually in AD, you want (&(ObjectCategory=Person)(objectclass=user)).

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New Member

DOH! No wonder my query wasn't working. I didn't correctly paren it. Thanks for the examples. A quick shuffle and it's doing exactly what I need.

Thanks much, ziegfried.

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