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An Active Directory client library for Python

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This is Python-AD, an Active Directory client library for Python on UNIX/Linux systems.

Note - version 1.0 added support for Python >= 3.6 and version 2.0 will drop support for Python 2


$ pip install -e


Get the code

$ git clone
$ cd python-active-directory

Create virtual environment

  • Python 2: virtualenv venv
  • Python 3: python -mvenv venv
$ . venv/bin/activate
$ pip install -e .


Version 1.0 switched to using pytest instead of nose, and added tox configuration for supporting testing across various supported Python versions.

$ pip install tox
$ tox

Special environment variables:

  • PYAD_TEST_CONFIG - Override the default test configuration file (formerly FREEADI_TEST_CONFIG)
  • PYAD_READONLY_CONFIG - Enable readonly tests, must be in the form of username:password@domain.tld

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