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Bulk Load Users in IDM

Hi Team,

Was wondering if there is any OOB functionality available for bulk loading users in NetIQ IDM via workflow means a form field where you can select csv file to upload and then workflow imports users in bulk and go via approval/timeouts etc.
Is there anything available like above or anyone had such requirement before and have done stuff around it?
Any pointers will be really helpful.

Regards,
Mohit
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Re: Bulk Load Users in IDM

Personally if I need to bulk-load users doing so with an LDAP file (LDIF)
is probably a lot easier; converting from CSV to LDIF is pretty easy with
scripting, and various tools can help with it.

If not that, iManager has an impocrt/convert/export wizard which can
handle CSVs too, as I recall.

No, neither of these involve the UserApp, but the UserApp isn't meant to
do this like eDirectory is, so using eDirectory directly makes more sense
to me.

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Re: Bulk Load Users in IDM

On 6/3/2019 6:15 AM, ab wrote:
> Personally if I need to bulk-load users doing so with an LDAP file (LDIF)
> is probably a lot easier; converting from CSV to LDIF is pretty easy with
> scripting, and various tools can help with it.
>
> If not that, iManager has an impocrt/convert/export wizard which can
> handle CSVs too, as I recall.
>
> No, neither of these involve the UserApp, but the UserApp isn't meant to
> do this like eDirectory is, so using eDirectory directly makes more sense
> to me.


We did actually do this for a client. An upload widget, and a CSV was
loaded and read, then run through the workflow, line by line. I do not
have the code handy, but it is possible, not neccasarily wise.


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Re: Bulk Load Users in IDM

Thanks for the revert. Please excuse if asking any silly questions.
A few clarifications :-

Upload Widget :- Created a new widget in user application which reads and loads the CSV.Is this understanding correct?
You then used the wizard you created above in a PRD and then iterate line by line?

Also can you refer me the docs which might help in this like creating wizard and how to add in PRD?
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Re: Bulk Load Users in IDM

On 6/3/2019 11:04 AM, Mohit verma02 wrote:
>
> Thanks for the revert. Please excuse if asking any silly questions.
> A few clarifications :-
>
> Upload Widget :- Created a new widget in user application which reads
> and loads the CSV.Is this understanding correct?
> You then used the wizard you created above in a PRD and then iterate
> line by line?


Something like that.
> Also can you refer me the docs which might help in this like creating
> wizard and how to add in PRD?


My boss did the work, I remmeber seeing it and probably have the PRD,
but I do not remember how it worked.

I do not think it is documented at all anywhere per se.
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Re: Bulk Load Users in IDM

On 6/3/2019 11:57 AM, Geoffrey Carman wrote:
> On 6/3/2019 11:04 AM, Mohit verma02 wrote:
>>
>> Thanks for the revert. Please excuse if asking any silly questions.
>> A few clarifications :-
>>
>> Upload Widget :- Created a new widget in user application which reads
>> and loads the CSV.Is this understanding correct?
>> You then used the wizard you created above in a PRD and then iterate
>> line by line?

>
> Something like that.
>> Also can you refer me the docs which might help in this like creating
>> wizard and how to add in PRD?

>
> My boss did the work, I remmeber seeing it and probably have the PRD,
> but I do not remember how it worked.
>
> I do not think it is documented at all anywhere per se.


I found the PRD. It was the other way, sorry. Provide some specs,
generate a report, save it to a file, and present it to be retrieved.
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Mohit_Verma02 Trusted Contributor.
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Re: Bulk Load Users in IDM

Thanks for the revert.
I am a bit confused now.
Can you let me know which use case is your PRD covering and how it is achieved.

Regards,
Mohit
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Re: Bulk Load Users in IDM

On 6/3/2019 8:36 PM, Mohit verma02 wrote:
>
> Thanks for the revert.


I have never understood this use of 'revert'. Seems like you mean
report? Revert seems to imply changing back to a previous state.
Report means providing more information.

> I am a bit confused now.


Arn't we all?

> Can you let me know which use case is your PRD covering and how it is
> achieved.


My PRD example is using a form to kick off some process, writing the
results toa file to later retrieve. Not related to your request
really, I remembered it incorrectly.

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Re: Bulk Load Users in IDM

Geoffrey Carman wrote:

> I have never understood this use of 'revert'. Seems like you mean report?


....reply?

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Re: Bulk Load Users in IDM

On 03.06.19 08:56, Mohit verma02 wrote:
>
> Hi Team,
>
> Was wondering if there is any OOB functionality available for bulk
> loading users in NetIQ IDM via workflow means a form field where you can
> select csv file to upload and then workflow imports users in bulk and go
> via approval/timeouts etc.
> Is there anything available like above or anyone had such requirement
> before and have done stuff around it?
> Any pointers will be really helpful.
>
> Regards,
> Mohit
>
>


Hi,

I do belive there was a discussion about how to upload a file via a
workflow (Steve did comment on it, I think). You could use that upload
functionality to upload a csv file, which is then consumed by an DTD
driver - which is way easier than having to build this in a pure workflow.


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Re: Bulk Load Users in IDM

That's what I was thinking of using a DTD driver for this functionality and using a cron job to transfer the file to location where DTD will pick up.
But, as you said should be possible to upload a CSV file using Workflow,Can you please let me know how to upload a CSV file using workflow functionality.

Mohit
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Re: Bulk Load Users in IDM

On 06.06.19 01:54, Mohit verma02 wrote:
>
> That's what I was thinking of using a DTD driver for this functionality
> and using a cron job to transfer the file to location where DTD will
> pick up.
> But, as you said should be possible to upload a CSV file using
> Workflow,Can you please let me know how to upload a CSV file using
> workflow functionality.
>
> Mohit
>
>


There was a discussion at some point on how to create a workflow which
can upload a file, and you would not have to transfer it, you can run
the DTD driver on an RL which runs on the UA server.


https://forums.novell.com/showthread.php/493070-How-to-import-data-from-csv-file-to-Workflow?p=2400025&mode=linear#post2400025

https://forums.novell.com/showthread.php/486840-Upload-Image-using-PRD

You will have to search the forums as the subject of uploading files
have been discussed before.


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Re: Bulk Load Users in IDM

In one of the forums saw below

"My suggestion would be to use a file upload portal either you can go for
custom file upload portal or you can use the outbox file upload portal."

What do we mean by outbox file portal? Sorry new to NetIQ so might be asking silly questions here. Is it something which comes with User Application OOB?

Mohit
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