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Auto-import users from your AD/LDAP

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Overview

You can configure Druva inSync to automatically import users from your Active Directory (AD) or LDAP at regular intervals. During each interval, Druva inSync queries your AD/LDAP to retrieve details for the users who were added to your AD/LDAP since the last query. Druva inSync then creates Druva inSync user accounts for these new users.

Frequency for scan is defined by Auto sync interval under AD/LDAP settings.

Note: Druva inSync does not import users that are in Disabled state in your AD/LDAP.

The following table lists the properties that you can set when you configure Druva inSync to automatically import user details from your AD/LDAP.

Property Description
Frequency of querying the AD/LDAP You can configure how frequently Druva inSync must query your AD/LDAP to fetch new user details.
Login password

You can enforce users to use their AD/LDAP password to log on to inSync Client or inSync Web. Alternatively, you can configure Druva inSync to generate unique passwords for new users.

Druva recommends you choose AD/LDAP password for user login.

Activation email You can configure Druva inSync to send an activation email with the new user account and login details after their Druva inSync account is created. This is useful if you have configured Druva inSync to generate unique passwords for new users. Alternatively, you can decide to use some other method of communication with new users and configure Druva inSync not to send activation emails.
Preserve Unmapped Users You can configure Druva inSync to query your AD/LDAP at regular intervals and preserve users who were removed from the AD/LDAP. 

Auto-import configuration process

The following table describes the multi-step configuration process to automatically import user details from your AD/LDAP at regular intervals.

Step Description
Step 1

Install and configure the inSync Connector.

For more information on installing the inSync Connector, see Install or upgrade inSync Connector.

For more information on configuring the inSync Connector, see Configure the inSync Connector.

Step 2

Register the Active Directory from which you want to import user details. For more information, see Register your Active Directory.

Ensure that every user has their email address configured in your AD/LDAP. Druva inSync does not import users who do not have an email address configured in your AD/LDAP.

Step 3

Create or identify the profile to which Druva inSync must assign the users who you are importing from your AD/LDAP. For more information on creating a profile, see Create a profile.

If you plan to use the AD/LDAP password method for user login:

  • Do not select a profile to which you have added users individually by using a CSV file.
  • Ensure that you set the login method to AD/LDAP Account. For more information, see Configure the user login mechanism.
Step 4

Create the AD/LDAP mapping that is required to import users from your AD/LDAP. For more information, see Create an AD/LDAP Mapping.

When creating the AD/LDAP mapping, ensure that you select the  Auto import new users check box on the Druva inSync Configuration page of the wizard.
Step 5 Configure the frequency at which Druva inSync must import or sync users from your AD/LDAP. For more information, see Configure the user import or sync frequency.