PortSight Secure Access Enterprise Edition allows you to import users, groups and organizational units from the following sources:
It imports them including membership information. You can choose to import only once (manually) or schedule a regular import, that updates the Secure Access database when source information is changed. You can also combine information from several sources into one Secure Access catalog - for example you can import account information from the Active Directory and add additional information from your HR database.
Please note that Secure Access only imports data from the external source to the Secure Access database. It doesn't modify the data in the external source in any way.
To set up the import, please launch the Catalog Manager and click "Import Settings". The list of directory ports opens. The directory port describes an external data source and settings for importing data.
Directory Port Listing
In the listing dialog you can click the following buttons:
New - it invokes a wizard that guides you through the process of creating a new directory port.
Properties - it invokes a wizard that helps you modify properties of an existing directory port. You are not allowed to change the directory port name and the type of the used data source (directory type).
Delete - it removes the selected directory port. It doesn't influence data that have been already imported.
Import Now - Runs the import process on the currently selected directory port regardless the directory port is scheduled to be executed now or not.
Setting Up a Regular Import
If you schedule a regular import from an external datasource, you also need to set up regular execution of import.exe, which is the program that ensures the import. Please see Appendix D - Import.exe Configuration.
Please note that the import process may take several minutes up to a few hours depending on the amount of the source data. It can also significantly stress your database server. Thus, it's recommended that you schedule the import for night hours or other time when your server is not fully utilized.