Administrative Utilities → About User Import → Importing Users and Contacts From LDAP → LDAP Import Settings → Options for Importing Contacts from LDAP
The following options are available when you select the Import contacts from LDAP option on the Import Users page. You must first apply LDAP server and search options before you can import contacts. For details, refer to LDAP Import - Server Options.
The Contact Attributes Map enables you to map user account attributes defined in the LDAP schema to fields in the SBM Contacts table. The mapping assignments apply to importing and updating Contact records.
All non-system, fixed-length Text fields
The Company system field (used on-premise only)
Equality key values must be identical in LDAP and SBM. The match is not case-sensitive, but space usage must be identical.
Values in equality key fields are never updated when you use LDAP Import or Update features in SBM, so choose fields that have values that you expect to remain constant.
First Name and Last Name fields might not be the best choices for equality keys due to possible duplicate values, name changes, misspellings, etc. An e-mail field might be a better choice.
If your LDAP configuration contains an attribute such as a Customer Number, consider creating a similar field in the Contacts table and using these as equality keys. Remember when you create the field in SBM Composer that only fixed-length Text fields can be mapped to LDAP attributes.
Select one of the following options for handling LDAP user accounts that have the same equality key value as Contact records.
Select this option to ignore LDAP user accounts that already exist in SBM as Contact records.
Select this option to ignore specified equality keys and create duplicate Contact records containing mapped attribute values. Use this option cautiously, however, because when you later update Contact records, either or both Contact records can be updated with identical values, depending on the equality keys in effect at the time of the update.
Use this section to query LDAP for a list of potential users or contacts who can be imported into SBM. You can then select candidates to import.
Click to initiate the search for LDAP users matching the criteria specified in the search filter. When the search is complete, the LDAP users who match the search criteria are listed. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.
Click to select all candidates in the list.
Click to clear your selections.
You may want to include objectClass=SBMUser (or a similar value, depending on your LDAP configuration) in your search filter to return all LDAP users classified as SBM users.
If groups exist in your LDAP system that are similar to groups in SBM, include the group name in your search filter criteria. Other attributes such as organizational unit, department, and title might also be useful.
Consider common traits of users as you construct search filters. For example, (telephoneNumber=555*) returns accounts in which users have phone numbers beginning with 555.
Select candidates you want to import.
A disabled checkmark indicates that a user or contact matching the LDAP attributes already exists in SBM.
Listed for user imports. Indicates the SBM login ID.
Listed for user imports. Indicates the SBM user name.
Listed for contact imports.
Listed for contact imports.
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