Help with pfsense and active directory please



  • Hi

    We are running a windows environment but I've been asked to setup something to monitoring network traffic to and from the internet.

    I've considering using pfsense since it looks much better than the microsoft offerings.

    What I would to know is, through pfsense can I setup rules per user or per group as definined in active directory?

    Also can pfsense report internet usage, data sent/received, sites visited, etc per user in active directory rather than IP based?

    Our setup is very basic, we have a LAN consisting of 10 or so  windows workstations, two windows 2003 servers (running exchange and active directory) and one windows 2008 domain controller.  Our internet is currently accessed through a router which the users connect directly to at the moment.

    I want to change this configuration to so that a pfsense server sits between the internet router and the LAN. Anyway I would really like to know how well it integrates with active directory. I am willing to install pfsense 2.0 RC if this provides the support I need.

    Thank you.



  • @alchemyst:

    What I would to know is, through pfsense can I setup rules per user or per group as definined in active directory?

    Also can pfsense report internet usage, data sent/received, sites visited, etc per user in active directory rather than IP based?

    No to both. You're looking for more of a proxy server than a firewall. The Squid package can do some of that, offhand I'm not sure how much.


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