Secure Mobile Access 12.4 Administration Guide

Importing New Local Users and Groups

To easily add or edit local users and groups, import local user information from a comma-separated (CSV) text file into the appliance configuration. This time-saving feature is especially useful to new customers who must add numerous local users to the appliance. Importing users is also very useful when you need to update one or more properties for existing users. For example, you can quickly add a new group to several users when a new group is created. See Importing Data for Existing Local Users for additional information.

Before you can import local users and groups, you must first create a local user authentication repository on the appliance, as described in Configuring Local User Storage. Once you’ve created a local user authentication repository, you can import local users and groups to the appliance.

A local authentication realm does not need to be created before importing local users and groups.

To import local users and groups to the appliance

  1. Ensure the CSV file to be imported resides on the local computer and adheres to the guidelines mentioned in Creating the CSV File.

    No data is imported if AMC encounters any errors in the CSV file.

  2. In the AMC, navigate to Security Administration > Users & Groups.

  3. Click the Local Accounts tab.

    Click the Import button, which displays the Import Local Users page you use to import local users from a CSV file into the local user authentication repository.

    You must have modify access to the Local Accounts page and a local user authentication repository must be available.

  4. In the Choose a file to import field, click Browse to locate the file you want to import. Before importing a file, ensure that it meets the requirements shown in Creating the CSV File.
  5. Select how a user account that is in both the local user authentication repository and the imported file should be handled:

    SelectTo
    Update the UserUpdate the duplicate user data in the local user authentication repository to match the user record in the imported CSV file
    Do not update the userIgnore the duplicate user record in the CSV file and leave the user data in the local user authentication repository unchanged

    Regardless of this setting, the passwords of existing users are never updated. However, passwords for new users are imported.

  6. In the Default new user password field, type the password to be used by all new imported local users who do not have a password defined in the CSV file. The password must conform to the password policy configured for the local authentication server. New users will use this default password to login the first time.
  7. Retype the default password in the Confirm password field.

  8. Click the Import button to add local user accounts to the local user authentication repository.

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