Single Sign-On / Domain Login

Domain Login is more commonly referred to as single sign-on. Setting up single sign-on will allow users to automatically log into Open Dental using their associated Windows domain user. Each time the user is logged on automatically, there will be an entry in the audit trail. This feature is useful for large enterprise offices.

Note:
  • Your network must be on an Active Directory domain controller.
  • Each workstation must be connected to the same network as the domain controller.
  • A direct connection is required. To use single sign-on with Middle Tier, see Middle Tier.
  • If the Admin user has a blank password in Open Dental, the associated domain user login will be ignored and the Admin will be logged in.


  1. In the Main Menu, select Setup, Security, Security Settings, Settings to open the Global Security Settings window. Locate the Domain Login area.
  2. Check Domain Login Enabled.
  3. Enter the LDAP URI as the Domain Path (e.g. LDAP://DC=[DomainName],DC=[TopLevelDomain] or LDAP://[DomainName]).
  4. Click OK to close the Global Security Settings window.
  5. On the Security Window, Users tab, double click on a user.
  6. On the User Edit Window, click [...] next to Domain User and select the domain user.
  7. Click OK to save.

Technical Details

Logging on remotely (e.g. from a laptop): When a user is logging on remotely, they will need to set up a VPN connection to the same network as the domain controller.

Single sign on works in a Terminal Server environment.

  1. Remote App: Single sign on will login as normal. The user logged into the workstation will be used to log on for single sign on.
  2. Remote Desktop Protocol: Single sign on will log on using the user logged into Remote Desktop Protocol.