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

  2. Click P Create new in the action bar.

    The dialog with available user directory connector types is displayed.

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

    • Generic 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. You can use professional access rules or analyzer access rules (user-based license) or user access rules or login access rules (token-based license) to allocate access. Alternatively, a local user can first log on to be recognized as a user, and then be allocated tokens.
  4. Edit the properties.

    Tip: Decide how the synchronization is performed by selecting or clearing Sync user data for existing users, in the property group User sync settings.
    Tip: Use the Additional LDAP filter in the property group Advanced to apply a filter that retrieves only a selection of the users.
    Click Apply to save your changes. If a mandatory field is empty, Apply is disabled.
  5. 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.

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