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Auto-import users from your Active Directory

inSync On-premise 5.4 Administrator Guide
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Overview

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

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

Property Description
Frequency of querying the AD You can configure how frequently inSync must query your AD to fetch new user details.
Login password You can enforce users to use their AD password to log on to inSync client or inSync Web. Alternatively, you can configure inSync to generate unique passwords for new users.
Activation email You can configure inSync to send an activation email with the new user account and login details after their inSync account is created. This is useful if you have configured inSync to generate unique passwords for new users. Alternatively, you can decide to use some other method of communication with new users and configure inSync not to send activation emails.
Updating existing users You can configure inSync to query your AD at regular intervals and deactivate users who were removed from the AD. 

Auto-import configuration process

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

Step Description
Step 1

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

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

Step 2

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

If you plan to use the AD 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 Active Directory. For more information, see Configure the user login mechanism.
Step 3

Create the AD mapping that is required to import users from your AD. For more information, see Create an Active Directory mapping.

When creating the AD mapping, ensure that you select the  Auto import new users check box on the inSync Configuration page of the wizard.
Step 4 Configure the frequency at which inSync must import or sync users from your AD. For more information, see Configure the user import or sync frequency.
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