Manage Users → Users → Importing users
You can import users from an existing network directory service, such as
Microsoft Active Directory or Novell eDirectory. You must first set up the
authentication provider, which determines which users and/or security groups
will be imported. You can configure the authentication provider to
be run periodically. When the authentication provider is re-run, only new or
changed data will be imported. First name, last name, status, and
email address are used to determine which users are new and/or have been changed. A user's username, password, domain, and authentication provider will remain
To import users
- From the top-level navigation, open the Admin module.
- Select System Settings.
- In the
Import Users dialog box, select the authentication provider
from which you are importing.
Import Users dialog box displays your authentication provider
settings as read-only.
- Type the following in the
- If the authentication provider you selected uses the Application
authentication type, type the database user name and password in the
corresponding boxes. If the authentication provider you selected uses the
Microsoft Active Directory authentication type, type the domain user name (such
as user name), a qualified domain name (such as domain/username), or a full
distinguished name (such as cn=username,ou=pretend, dc=domain, dc=com) and
password in the corresponding boxes. If the authentication provider you
selected uses the Novell eDirectory authentication type, type a full
distinguished name and password in the corresponding boxes.
Import. When users are imported, their user name
and password are lowercase. When the import completes, click
OK. If the import returns an error, check the authentication
provider to ensure it is configured properly. Also ensure that the user context
running the import has sufficient rights on the directory services server. If
the user context does not have sufficient rights, the query will return null
strings for those parts of the query the user cannot access. Once you have
imported the users and groups, you can edit their information on the
Users tab and Groups tab in the
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