User provisioning

After configuring a Directory Server, you can integrate its users with BigFix Inventory using the LDAP protocol. With user provisioning, you can integrate whole groups of users instead of linking each of them separately. The user provisioning works for users of specific LDAP groups and not for the users of the nested groups and sub-groups.

Before you begin

Configure a Directory Server.


  1. Log in to BigFix Inventory.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click Management > User Provisioning.
  3. Click New to create a new user provisioning rule.
  4. In Group Names, start typing the name of a group of users from your Directory Server and then choose one of the auto-filled results.
  5. In Roles, select the roles that will be assigned to the new users.
  6. In Computer Group, select the computer group to which the new users will be assigned.
  7. Click Create.


You integrated your Directory Server users with BigFix Inventory. Each user is created in BigFix Inventory after you log in to the application with that user. The user is assigned a role that is defined in user provisioning. However, the role can be changed later on.

Important: If you want to log in with Active Directory users, the user name must be followed by a domain name, for example