You import user groups from an LDAP database on another machine so that you can use those groups in vRealize Operations Manager. When you import user groups, vRealize Operations Manager creates user records and assigns them to user groups.

To import user groups, select Administration, click Access Control, and click the User Groups tab.

To import a user group, click the gear icon on the User Groups toolbar. In the Import User Groups workspace, provide the details to import the user group.

Import User Groups Workspace - Import User Groups Page

Option

Description

Import From

LDAP host machine configured as the source to import the user groups.

User Name

User name of the LDAP source credential to import user groups to the vRealize Operations Manager instance.

Password

Password for the LDAP source credential to import user groups to the vRealize Operations Manager instance.

Find

Invoke the search for user groups.

Advanced

Displays the advanced import settings.

Group Search Criteria. Search criteria to find LDAP groups. If not included, vRealize Operations Manager uses the default search parameters: (|(objectClass=group)(objectClass=groupOfNames))

Member Attribute. Name of the attribute for a group object that contains the list of members. If not included, vRealize Operations Manager uses member by default.

User Search Criteria. Search criteria to use the member field to find and cache LDAP users. You type sets of key=value pairs in the form (|(key1=value1)(key2=value2)). If not included, vRealize Operations Manager searches for each user separately. This operation might take extra time.

Member Match Field. Name of the attribute for a user object to match with the member entry from a group object. If not included, vRealize Operations Manager treats the member entry as a distinguished name.

LDAP Context Attributes. Attributes that vRealize Operations Manager applies to the LDAP context environment. You type sets of key=value pairs separated by commas, such as java.naming.referral=ignore,java.naming.ldap.deleteRDNfalse.

Group Name

Displays the user groups found. Click the check box for each user group to import.

When you import a user group, after you click the gear icon on the User Groups toolbar, provide the details to import the user group.

Import User Groups Workspace - Roles and Objects Page

Option

Description

Members

User Name. Names of each user who is a member of the group. To add or remove a member, select or deselect a check box.

First Name. First name of each user in the group.

Last Name. Last name of each user in the group.

Roles

Role Name. Roles assigned to the selected user group. To add or remove roles, select or deselect the check box.

Objects

Object View. Displays the category of objects associated with the group. When you select a check box on an object in a view, you have access to all of the children of the object in that view. To select a different category, click the down arrow.

The navigation tree displays the objects associated with the selected user group. To select or deselect the objects associated with the group, click the check boxes.