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Directory Service Connector


Directory Service Connector overview
Executable %ProgramFiles%\QlikView\Directory Service Connector\QVDirectoryServiceConnector.exe
Data %ProgramData%\QlikTech\DirectoryServiceConnector
Listens to HTTP: 4730; SNMP: 4731
Uses/Controls -
Used by QDS, QMS, QVWS


Settings and Configuration

These settings originate from QVPR.

Settings and configuration files
File Description
Config.xml Configuration file for the service.
Resources/<id>.xml DSP configurations.


Log files
File Description
Log\<date>.txt Event and error log.

DSP Interface

The reason for developing a proprietary Directory Service Provider (DSP) is to have QlikView distribute documents to users in a directory service not supported by default, and to provide group resolution to the web server.


DirectoryServiceProvider is the interface of the class that plugs into the framework. The members of the interface are listed below.

DirectoryServiceProvidor interface members
Member Description
LogMessage LogMessageEvent { set; get; } Directly after construction, this field is instantiated with a delegate that provides crude logging facilities.
string ProviderName { get; } A free-form, preferably descriptive, name of the component that is suitable for the end user.
string ProviderType { get; } An installation-unique identifier used internally by the framework and related components. The identifiers used by the supplied providers are AD, NT, Local, and Custom.
void SetupPath (string _path, string _username, string _password); Creates a node that represents the corresponding directory service node on the specified path. Upon failure, an exception is thrown.
IList<string>GetKnownRootPaths (); The returned list should contain one or more viable paths for the methods listed here.
void ClearCache (); Clears the cache (if any).
string DomainName { get; } A “domain name” associated with the path that is set up. It is used as a qualifier to separate nodes from different providers (for example, the shipped Active Directory provider uses NetBIOSName as domain name).
IDictionary<string, string> GetSettings (); The dictionary of supported settings has the name of the setting as key and the name of the type as value.
void SetSetting (string _name, string _value); The parsing responsibility is obviously put on the provider.
IList<IDSObject> Search (string [] _pattern, eSearchType _type, string _otherattribute); Searches for nodes with attributes matching any of the patterns provided. The attributes are specified with the type parameter, which can be one or more values from the enumeration. If type is “other”, the last parameter specifies the name of the attribute. The search type “legacyid” is used for backwards compatibility. Search should support patterns containing the wildcard sign “*”, which matches zero or more characters of any kind.
void Dispose (); Called whenever a provider object is released.
IDSObject A simple interface for any type of node within the directory service.
string ID { get; } Node ID, unique within the instantiated path and consistent over all executions.
string DisplayName { get; } Common name of the node in the directory service.
string AccountName { get; } Account name associated with the node (if present).
eDSObjectType ObjectType { get; } Basic type of the object.
IList<IContainer> MemberOf (); A list of all groups that the node is member of.
string GetCustomProperty (string _name); Any other property not natively supported by the interface. If not present, null is returned.
string Email { get; } The primary e-mail address associated with the node (if any).

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