Is there any way to import and see the active directory status for users when we have the AD-scan enabled?
Thanks in advance,
What exactly do you mean with 'active directory user status'? There are multiple ways in which we can import data from AD into Snow but I would like to understand what it is you are looking to achieve?
Sorry for being unclear.
Basically we have the AD-scanning on the inventory server enabled. But we would like to get the AD-status of the users in the AD imported to SNOW as well.
For instance, a user is disabled in the AD -> going to the user in SNOW shows this
Or if a user is active (OK) in the AD -> going to the user in SNOW shows this
This is, atleast in our environment, shown under "status" in the AD.
the simplest way to achieve this is to create a user defined field in snow against category users. refer back to the Snow License Manager ('SLM') user guide section 4.3.7 CUSTOM FIELDS. the user guide can be found in the SLM Web page, click on your login name(top right) then select help. User Guide: SLM Web User Interface 8.3
Once the field has been created, create an export file from AD which at minimum contains the users AD login name and the status.
You can then import this data into Snow by either using the manual import option. Instructions on how to do this can be found under the SLM administration section. (to see this you need admin access in SLM)
or you can configure this as an automatic import using the WebConfigurator.
The Web Configurator allows you to create a folder on the server that is monitored . once a file is placed in the folder, that conforms to the configured template it will automatically import into Snow. Information on the Web Configurator can be found in the Snow Management and Configuration Center - user guide, section 9, appendix A.
User Guide: SLM Management Configuration Center 8.2.6
Thanks for the very detailed answer!
So there is no functionality that does this out of the box by the SNOW AD scan then I guess?
You would have to go for the import yourself?
Hi Dennis, we do this with the option suggested by Jelle by running a powershell script that creates our data import on a daily basis then uses the import via webconfigurator to bring the data into the database on a scheduled basis. we have a number of custom fields of data that we bring from AD to make life easier for the snow users to see all required data from one place
in this particular case no as it requires you to create a custom field first to store the data.
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