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Creating a user directory connector

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Creating a user directory connector

You can create a new User Directory Connector (UDC).

Note: The user directory must contain fewer than 1 000 000 (one million) total users and attributes. For large user directories, we recommend that you always select Sync user data for existing users in the User sync settings property group. Adding large numbers of users and user attributes may cause reloads of the Monitoring apps to fail.

Do the following:

  1. Open the QMC: https://<QPS server name>/qmc

  2. Select User directory connectors on the QMC start page or from the StartArrow down drop-down menu to display the overview.

  3. Click Create new Create new in the action bar.

    The dialog with available user directory connector types is displayed.

  4. Select the type for the new user directory connector and also the source. The following types are available:

    • Generic LDAP
    • Advanced LDAP
    • Active Directory
    • ApacheDS
    • ODBC
    • Access (through ODBC)
    • Excel (through ODBC)
    • SQL (through ODBC)
    • Teradata (through ODBC)
    Note: No UDC is required for a local user to log on to Qlik Sense. However, for the local user to be able to access apps, you need to allocate access. With a user-based license, you can use professional or analyzer access rules. With a token-based license, you can use user or login access rules to allocate access. Alternatively, a local user can first log on to be recognized as a user, and then be allocated tokens.
  5. Edit the properties.

    Click Apply to save your changes. If a mandatory field is empty, Apply is disabled.
  6. Click Apply in the action bar to create and save the user directory connector.

    Successfully added is displayed at the bottom of the page.

You have now created a new user directory connector and a new User synchronization task is created by default for the new user directory connector.

The User Directory Connector (UDC) is not operational is displayed if the configuration of the connector properties does not enable communication with the user directory. Check the UserManagement_Repository log at this location: %ProgramData%\Qlik\Sense\Log\Repository\Trace.

The User Directory Connector (UDC) is not configured is displayed if the User directory name is already used or if the field is empty.