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Using Connect-IT against Active Directory to import ObjectGUID (binary blob)

I was wondering if anyone has any experience reading in objectGUID field located in MS Active Directory using connect-IT, then bringing that data to Asset Manager (employee departments table)? Im currently trying to bring in the data (also to reconcile) and the field is of a binary blob data type and I would like it to display as text. Is there a way to convert when mapping in connect-IT?

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Frequent Contributor.. George D. Frequent Contributor..
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Re: Using Connect-IT against Active Directory to import ObjectGUID (binary blob)

I normally don't use Connect-IT to pull data from Active Directory, you can easily do it with Java (JNDI-LDAP provider) or C# instead..    Regarding the binary data stored in objectGUID, in LDAP terms (and exporting it in an LDIF) - the textual representation is usually Base64 encoded..  

So basically get the Byte Array,  Base64 encode it, and you'll get the textual representation (which is also how binary bits are encoded in LDIF files).


Respected Contributor.. Ivan Kovac_1 Respected Contributor..
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Re: Using Connect-IT against Active Directory to import ObjectGUID (binary blob)

In ConnecIt document Programmer's reference is described function PifGetHexStringFromBlob where is following statement:

On some LDAP servers, an entry is uniquely defined by the binary element "ObjectGUID". The script below imports this binary value inside a string of the destination connector and uses it as a reconciliation key.
RetVal = PifGetHexStringFromBlob("ObjectGUID", TRUE)

When I use this function in mapping to fransform GUID Blob from AD to hexa string in AM attribute Field3 , getting following error:

2019/06/07 11:21:51.000 0 1 (0) Element '619EE710A1F25443A7B345D01223FC69\x01\x02' is not in the source document. (amEmplDept.Field3)

My mapping looks like this:

RetVal = PifGetHexStringFromBlob([organizationalPerson.person.top.objectGUID], TRUE)


Can somebody confirm that syntax of function is correct or what I miss to transform binary blob to hexa string and write to AssetManager field? Thanks for any help.



John Goldstein Outstanding Contributor.
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Re: Using Connect-IT against Active Directory to import ObjectGUID (binary blob)

This is a very old topic, in the future you should open a new post when asking a question.

My code is:

RetVal = PifGetHexStringFromBlob("person.top.objectGUID", TRUE)

The document root is already OrganizationalPerson so I do not specify it in the mapping.


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