Managing Users, Roles, and Groups → About User Import → LDAP Import Settings → Options for Importing Contacts from LDAP
The following options are available when you select the Import contacts from LDAP option. You must first apply LDAP server and search options before you can import contacts. For details, refer to Common LDAP Import and Update Options.
After you have entered LDAP server and search options, click the Apply button. This contacts the LDAP server and populates sample data in the Contact Attributes Map section if the connection and search parameters are valid.
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.
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